Paducah Tilghman High School is the location of the planned protest this Sunday
A planned protest is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, outside Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky, according to another news report. The protest is in response to a Halloween photo from 2002 of Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools Donald Shively in blackface. The picture circulated on social media one week ago.
According to a news report, the protest is being organized by a group, 'Paducah Marches for Justice'. This group is a private Facebook group and may only be accessed by joining the group.
A few days ago, a petition was published on the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP Facebook page asking for residents to sign the petition to remove Shively and members of the Board of Education. That post is no longer up on their website. The originator of that post lives in Louisville, Kentucky and has the petition available to sign on their Facebook page.
The expectation for the protest is said to be peaceful. Most of the information regarding this particular protest is coming from the WPSD website. The organizer Martaj Marks is the administrator on the 'Paducah Marches for Justice' social media page. She's expecting a large turnout and is speaking with her Louisville contacts about participating in the march.
As this story continues to unfold, the Paducah-McCracken County NAACP is still demanding Shively stepdown as superintendent of Paducah Public Schools.
The events that have transpired since the time the story broke last week are continuing to snowball. More information will be forthcoming. Stay tuned and stay informed.