Cease Desist and Protest


Funyanna Kirkpatrick-Saulsberry

I am writing on behalf of the FDK Foundation, local C.O.R.E members, concerned community citizens of Jonesboro, Louisiana, and the Jackson Parish NAACP. Over the past weeks, we have had several conference calls and community meetings with community members who have great concerns with the historical marker for the Deacons, including the proposed location, safety, and visibility to the community.

My grandfather Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick and uncle Earnest Thomas founded the Deacons for Defense in November 1964 to protect civil rights workers, their families, and the Black community agains...

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