Valdosta Daily Times

Kendrick Johnson

October 24, 2013

VSU NAACP hosts ‘KJ’ event today

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s NAACP chapter presents #ProjectKJ, a forum dedicated to Lowndes High School student Kendrick “KJ” Johnson, who was discovered dead in the school’s old gymnasium earlier this year.

#ProjectKJ is a free, interactive forum that is an opportunity for Valdosta State University students and the Valdosta community to get involved with the KJ movement, to hear speakers, singers and poets perform, and to listen to Kendrick’s parents discuss the details of the case.

The incident has generated media attention all over the country. Authorities ruled Kendrick’s death an accident; however, Kendrick supporters feel the investigation was lacking and further investigation is needed.

The NAACP chapter has invited students to pay tribute to Johnson with poetry, singing and other talents. There will also be a message from Johnson’s parents and family on their feelings and role in the case.  The forum will take place 7 p.m., today, Oct. 24, Room 2111, VSU’s Jennett Hall on the corner of Baytree Road and Oak Street.

More information: Visit www.vsunaacp.blogspot.com and follow us on Twitter @VSU_NAACP

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  • Anonymous email in KJ case based on rumor, says author

    The teenage girl who authored an anonymous email claiming someone had confessed to murdering Kendrick Johnson says it was strictly a rumor that she felt conscience-bound to share with the sheriff’s office.

    March 27, 2014

  • keyboard.jpg Authorities: Confession in KJ case not credible

    An anonymous email claiming a former classmate of Kendrick Johnson had confessed to killing him was investigated and determined not to be credible, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • social.jpg Mom says sons harassed, threatened in KJ case

    Karen Bell has had it with the rumor-mongering about her family’s connection to the death of Kendrick Johnson on social networking sites like YouTube,  Twitter and Facebook.

    February 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnsons file civil suit against funeral home

    Kendrick Johnson’s parents have filed a civil lawsuit against the Harrington Funeral Home, claiming it negligently handled their son’s remains and deliberately withheld information about the condition of his body.

    February 6, 2014

  • 140121-Floyd_Rose001.jpg No response to KJ reward

    A local civil rights leader returned reward money to its donor Tuesday after it failed to yield any significant information pertaining to the death of Kendrick Johnson.

    January 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • State capitol rally today for new KJ probe

    A three-hour rally for a new investigation into the disputed death of Lowndes High student Kendrick Johnson 11 months ago is planned today on the front steps of the Georgia Capitol building.

    December 11, 2013

  • Kendrick_Johnson.jpg Where was Kendrick?

    About this series
    This is the third of four stories by the Valdosta Daily Times reviewing the official police file on the investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson. Today’s report is about the confusion surrounding Kendrick’s whereabouts the day before his body was found, explains police handling of a report that a person was attacked and falsely accused of killing Kendrick, and tells about the dissatisfaction of Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson with how authorities handled the immediate investigation.

    November 23, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • kendrick-johnson.jpg Finding Kendrick

    The Times continues its in-depth look at the investigative case file into the January death of Kendrick Johnson at Lowndes High School.

    November 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • kendrick-johnson.jpg Kendrick’s Final Walk

    A review of Lowndes High School video footage shows more than the moments Kendrick Johnson entered the old gymnasium where his body was discovered Jan. 11 in a rolled wrestling mat.

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • 131107-Johnsons call#107597.JPG Johnson family appealing judge's decision

    “I think the tapes show that there is some conspiracy to conceal the truth from this family and to the public as to who killed Kendrick Johnson,” said Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the Johnson family.

    November 8, 2013 2 Photos

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