NAACP protests school construction on MLK Day

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Members of the NAACP and Baptist Ministers Conference held a protest Monday at the site of a Cincinnati Public School construction project.

They were upset that construction was going on at the site despite the fact that Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"This is disrespectful to the African American community. It's disrespectful to the city," said Doc Foster, minister at Unity Baptist Church. "This is a national holiday."

The protest was held at Parnham Elementary School on Fairfax Avenue, where the project is contracted to Reece Campbell, Inc.

CPS spokeswoman Janet Walsh says the contractors are independent companies and not employees of the school district, and therefore the district cannot control when they work.

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