Missouri Travel Advisory

Michele Skalicky

The Missouri NAACP’s president began his address at the state conference in Springfield by remembering playground fights and how telling the teacher only went so far.  At some point, he said, you have to “put your dukes up.”  He compared that scenario to the travel advisory the chapter issued this summer.

"We as an organization have not resorted to that extreme," he said, "but we did decide that we were going to tell everybody.  We had to find a different teacher."

Michele Skalicky

Springfield NAACP Branch President Cheryl Clay says the travel advisory for Missouri is just that—an advisory, not a ban.  During a press conference Tuesday Clay described the advisory as “a warning that Missouri is not a safe place for travel or work for people of color.”