Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

For questions or more information, please contact me directly: kevindayhoff@gmail.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.

Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Welcome to the monthly Lunch About Nothing in Westminster

Lunch About Nothing with approximately 35 of my best friends. Rafael's 32 West Main St. 28Jan2019

Welcome to Lunch About Nothing, September 24, 2018. Held the fourth Monday of the month at Rafael's in Westminster (not necessarily the last Monday) 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Next lunch February 25. Just buy your lunch from a great menu of salads and fresh sandwiches.

Make new contacts and see friends. Business is everywhere if you look. Bring some friends. Bring plenty of business cards and fliers. Be prepared to introduce yourself with a 30 second elevator speech. You can even bring a few things to sell if you are a crafter or artist.

It is important to keep your name out there. You never know where the business is and name recognition is important when someone needs your service or product.

It is a good place to look for a new employee or to get your name out there for a job. Long term relationships will bring you business. No need to RSVP. You do not need to join. The group is open. Invite your friends and new people you meet.

Some of the folks at the Lunch About nothing on Monday, January 28, 2019 included:


Thursday, January 24, 2019

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – TODAY – this evening, Thursday, January 24, 2019

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – TODAY – this evening, Thursday, January 24, 2019

This month, our meeting will take place this evening Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Monthly meetings are every 4th Thur. of the month at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd. November and December meetings are held on 3rd Thursdays.

Hopefully this evening we will hear more about the annual Union Memorial Baptist Church Slave Narratives presentation from Carroll County NAACP Executive Board member Diane Hurd.

Save the date: The 2019 “Slave Narratives” program at the Union Memorial Baptist Church will take place this year during Black History month on February 23rd, 2019.

Carroll County NAACP Executive Board member Diane Hurd reports that more detailed information will follow soon.

She also reports that that this year’s program will include 14 narratives – and she still needs a few more readers. So if you are interested in participating in this moving and informative program, please contact E. Board Member Hurd

I have written about this event in the past. It is well-worth squeezing the event into a busy calendar. I have written about the event in the past. On March 5, 2017 I wrote: “Time Flies: Dayhoff: Slave Narratives bring to life a glimpse at Maryland's dark past.”

If serious threatening vitriolic hate mail is any measure of the quality of a newspaper article, I scored well. It all goes with the territory I guess. SMH.

Please enjoy, “Time Flies: Dayhoff: Slave Narratives bring to life a glimpse at Maryland's dark past.” http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/cctnews-dayhoff-0305-20170303-column.html 

March 3, 2017 - Last Saturday afternoon, 50 people gathered at the historic Union Memorial Baptist Church on Center Street in Westminster for a production of the "Maryland Slave Narratives." The production was an opportunity to pull back the curtain of time and take a glimpse at the dark past of slavery in America from the comfort and safety of sitting in the pews at church. Read more here:



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Jan. 22, 2019 premier of “Heroin Still Kills.”

Brian DeLeonardo, Carroll County State's Attorney shares a few opening remarks as folks have filled the Scott Theater for the Jan. 22, 2019 premier of "Heroin Still Kills."

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Carroll County Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

Carroll County Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

By Kevin Dayhoff

Friday, January 18, 2019

There will be Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting on Sat., Jan. 19th, 2019 at the Westminster Library, 50 East Main Street

According to Carroll County NAACP executive board member Rev. Erin Snell, there will be Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting on Saturday January 19th, 2019 at the Westminster Library Large Meeting Room, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 from 10 AM - noon.

All interested folks are welcome to attend to learn more about current Poor People's Campaign efforts.

According to information on the flyer provided by Rev. Snell, “Join us to learn more about the new Poor People’s campaign and strategies to use in developing a plan to bring Carroll County into this movement to challenge poverty, systemic racism, the war economy, ecological devastation and our distorted national moral narrative….

“Carroll County needs a Poor People’s Campaign. 27 % of Carroll County households are struggling to pay for basic living expenses including housing, food, healthcare, and transportation.

“Across our nation there is a movement building to revive Dr. King’s vision of creating a “new and unsettling force" in this country. Together we are challenging the policies and distorted moral narratives that perpetuate oppression…”

For more information contact: Maryland@poorpeoplescampaign.org

Also find additional information on Facebook: @marylandppc - https://www.facebook.com/marylandppc/ Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

In case of bad weather – go to the Facebook page for more information - https://www.facebook.com/marylandppc/

For more information on a recent Carroll County NAACP and McDaniel Zepp Center visit to Marks Miss., the birthplace of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1968 Poor people’s Campaign, go here: https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss

"I am a voice calling out across the great divide
I am only one person that feels they have to try
The questions fall like trees or dust, rise like prayers above

But the only word is 'courage'

Today we have a tour group with almost 100 folks visiting and learning about fire safety at the Westminster Fire Company. 17Jan2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

The Quitman Co. Administrator and I wrote for the Quitman County Democrat about our visit to Marks, Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019.

On January 4, 2019 a nationwide delegation from Westminster and beyond visited Marks, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, and Birmingham, Ala.

January 8th, 2019 By Quitman County Administrator Velma Benson-Wilson and Kevin Dayhoff, former Mayor of Westminster Md.

The 51-member delegation, from as far away as New England, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, Baltimore, and Westminster Md. were part of an educational tour of historic civil rights sites in Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, Ruleville, Miss, and Birmingham, Ala.

the article appeared on the front page of the weekly edition of the local Quitman County newspaper In January 2019.

The article has also been published in the Westminster Patch, here: https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss

1. Quitman County Miss.: For more info about Quitman Co. Miss. visit www.quitmancountyms.org

2. Samuel McCray: When the delegation arrived in town Jan. 4, 2019, they were welcomed by the City of Marks’ Mayor Joe Shegog Jr., and Samuel McCray, the retired field representative of Congressman Bennie Thompson, who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Mule Train Historical Society. Kevin Dayhoff photo.

3. Civil Rights educational delegation: The distinguished Judge Charles Harrison, in the red sweater and black hat rides along on the bus during a four-day bus tour of historic civil rights sites in the south, in early Jan. 2019. Behind Judge Harrison is former Westminster Md. Mayor Kevin Dayhoff, and Caroline Babylon, the daughter of a leading civil rights advocate in Carroll County Md. in the 1950s through the 1970s.

4. Marks Miss. history forum panel: Following the tour, the group gathered at the Quitman County Middle School gym for a panel discussion moderated by Jackson State University professor Dr. Hilliard Lackey. The panel consisted of local residents who actively took part in, or witnessed the historic civil rights activities in Marks during 1968: From left to right: the current Quitman County Board of Supervisors president Manuel Killebrew; Dr. Valmadge Towner, the president of Coahoma Community College, Helen Ingram, Samuel McCray, and the Reverend Michael Jossell, Sr. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019.

5. Civil Right Activist James Meredith: Civil Right Activist James Meredith was present in the audience at the Civil Rights history forum in Marks Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019. A nationwide civil rights delegation had the opportunity to meet with him and hear his remarks. Kevin Dayhoff photo

6. Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey III and Mrs. Ora B. Phipps: The delegation was also honored with the presence of Ora B. Phipps, the widow of Armstead Phipps. Now in her 90s, she shared poignant insights and details about historic events from over 50-years ago. Kevin Dayhoff photo

7. Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator: Left to right: Jaby Denton, Mitch Campbell, Dr. Evelyn Jossell, and Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019

8. Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours: Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours join hands with the participants of the Civil Rights forum in Marks Miss. on Jan 4, 2019. 

Charles Alphin, Sr., the director and CEO of DDK Historical and Educational Tours, which facilitated the visit, has been working with the King Center in Atlanta and guiding historic tours since the 1980s. He said after the visit, “If you do not know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going.”


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

On Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven A. Lockard will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast at Martin’s of Westminster, sponsored by the Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

Tickets are still available $35 in advance $40 at the door.

The breakfast is a Carroll County winter tradition and always well attended. We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast.

For tickets or additional information, please contact Bernard Jones (410) 876-2358 or Jean Lewis (410) 861-6872.

Any questions, please contact President Jean. Text her at (443) 386-7191 or jjlewis2@comcast.net

CC NAACP assistant secretary Kevin Dayhoff may be reached by text at 410-259-6403 or email at kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Please make checks payable to: Carroll County NAACP Branch7014. Contributions or gifts to this NAACP unit are generally not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. 

Carroll County MD NAACP Branch #7014
255 Clifton Blvd. Suite 203
Westminster, MD 21157