Black History Month Program



NAACP, Amarillo Branch Presents
Black History Month Program

Theme: The Year of the Woman

Date: February 23rd, 2019

Location: Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater

Time: 3pm

Tickets: $25 Adults*, $15 Students*
* Ticket price includes the program and the reception.

For Tickets call Jerri: 530.913.7254, Maxine 806.690.0192, or Melodie 806.640.8184

Soul Food Dinner Reception at In This Moment 707 S. Polk at 5pm

Living History: A Collection of Experiences



Join us for the premiere of Living History: a collection of experiences. The 70-minute mini-documentary produced by Leeann Kossey Overstreet presents the whole story about the experiences of African American leaders in our community with racial discrimination. project is meant to preserve that history and to acknowledge the progress our area has made and has yet to make with equal opportunity.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6 PM
Where: Bud Joyner Auditorium, Amarillo College, Polk Street Campus

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March


Please join us for the the annual march in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday Jan. 21st
10 am – meet at MLK Park 1501 West Amarillo Blvd
11:30 am – march to the Potter County Courthouse
Noon – a program at Potter Country Courthouse

Our keynote speaker will be Reverend Nell Newton with speeches by Amy Taylor and Melodie Graves. There will be a musical performance by Devlon Jones, and an induction ceremony for incoming NAACP officers and Committee by Potter Country Commissioner Mercy Murguia.

Closing remarks by Amarillo Branch NAACP President Floyd Anthony.

The March Route

The March Route

WTAMU Presdent Walter Wendler’s Letter Tackles Racially Charged Incident

Noose found in workers space at WT A&M

Noose found in workers space at WT A&M

Dr. Walter Wendler, President of West Texas A&M University addresses an issue on campus.

We at the Amarillo Branch NAACP thank Dr. Wendler for handling this issue quickly and working with the branch.

To: Faculty, Staff, and Students

From: Walter V. Wendler, President

Date: Sept. 26, 2018

RE: Letter to the Editor from Dr. Wendler

Noted below is a letter I submitted to the Amarillo Globe-News on Monday in response to an article published in the Saturday, Sept. 22 edition. The article reported an incident that occurred this summer by an SSC Service Solutions employee toward another SSC employee. It involved a racist symbol directed at the victim. The incident was dealt with and the employee was terminated. West Texas A&M University does not tolerate such behavior and accepts all who come to campus to work or visit as equals, and everyone is treated with the utmost respect. This is the spirit of campus, and each member of the WT family should emulate that spirit. It is the Buffalo Way.

To the Editor:

The Lisa Carr story on the front page of the Amarillo Globe-News on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 is unsettling to me. Not because there is factual inaccuracy in it. It is factually accurate. Rather, it is because West Texas A&M University does not accept the kind of behavior reported. When the incident came to our attention, within a day we investigated it and found out that a contract employee was involved, not a WT employee. We reported the incident to the contractor and stated that it was unacceptable and the person who carried out the reprehensible deed will not be allowed on our campus. Inaction would be inconsistent with the values we aspire to at West Texas A&M University. Within a few days, the perpetrator was identified and no longer works as a contract employee at WT. In less than a week a decisive conclusion was reached and action taken by the contractor.

West Texas A&M University expects better of private contractors on our campus. This incident will weigh in any future contract negotiations, and we expect this to be the last time we see anything like this from any private contractor who works on our campus. If a staff member employed by WT were involved in such deplorable behavior, termination would immediately follow.

No one associated with WT, in any way, can expect anything less from our University. Such action does not represent the values of the people of the Texas Panhandle as I have come to know them and is unacceptable and inexcusable to me as president of WT.

Walter V. Wendler

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