Abdul Muhammad realized he wanted to give back to the community at a higher level so he joined the NAACP in 2015. He is currently the president of the Lexington-Fayette branch and leads a diverse group all working toward social justice. Abdul works to uplift the African-American community, in particular when it comes to financial literacy. He is proud to join the rich history of the NAACP which continues to serve the community by helping to amplify the voices in the community that are marginalized by those in power. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Adrian Wallace is vice president of the Lexington NAACP and Chairman of the Kentucky State Conference of the NAACP Political Action Committee. He was moved by the murder of Trayvon Martin and joined the NAACP in 2013. Adrian believes the NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization in America, is needed more now than ever in the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, overt racism, and police brutality. He is also a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Life Member of the NAACP.
Charles Duke has been the branch secretary for more than 10 years and in that role has an immense responsibility for the administration of the branch. He got involved with the NAACP while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina with the Air Force. He had tried to purchase a home and felt discriminated against. This incident fueled his desire to be a part of an organization that addressed discrimination. Charles is now a Life Member of the NAACP and a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Vanessa Sanford joined the local chapter of the NAACP 17 years ago when she and her husband were trying to resolve a racial discrimination issue. She was an employee of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and sought help from the NAACP. She was later appointed by the Mayor’s Office to represent the city at NAACP meetings. Vanessa continues to be active in the chapter because people are still being judged by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. The NAACP began with whites and blacks working together to address racial discrimination, and Vanessa continues to passionately pursue that mission.
JoJuana Leavell-Greene is the Community Outreach Liaison for the Lexington Fayette branch. She is a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and a Life Member of the NAACP.
Tracy Curtis joined the NAACP in 2002 because she wanted to continue the fight for equality. She believes she owes it to past generations because of their sacrifices, but also to future generations who will come after her. The mission of the NAACP is still relevant since racial hatred and racial discrimination haven't been eliminated. Tracy has been first vice president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, chair of the Freedom Fund Banquet, membership chair, and an assistant youth advisor. She continues to champion voter rights by leading voter registration drives and heading membership drives for the Lexington Fayette Branch. Tracy is also the state assistant treasurer, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and a Life Member of the NAACP.