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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 and follow us on Twitter @VSU_NAACP

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