JCPS students honored for their work on the CROWN law preventing hair discrimination

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Students at Jefferson County Public School were honored for their advocacy work on the CROWN Act Tuesday night.

Three students were honored at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting for testifying before a legislative committee in Frankfurt for the CROWN Act.

CROWN stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair”.

The law was created to protect the rights of citizens to show off natural hair and would prevent discrimination against certain hairstyles.

Keshawn Johnson, a student at Central High School, DAngelia McMillan, a student at Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, and Jeriah McMillan, a student at WEB DuBois Academy, were the three students who traveled to Frankfurt to support House Bill 31.

While HB31 passed the House Judiciary Committee in Marchit did not cross the Plenary Assembly.

Other honorees on Tuesday include Aaliyah Compton of Johnson Middle, Andrene Flowers of Iroquois High, Heavenly Garth and A Mani Garth of The Academy @ Shawnee, Amya Hudson of Conway Middle, Kaylin Booker of Western Middle and DaVonn Pitney of duPont Manual.

The students were part of the group of Young Prodigy youth who rallied across Kentucky to pass the CROWN Act statewide.

Mayor Greg Fischer signed the CROWN Act for the Louisville Metro in July 2021.

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