02-19 NAFC NAACP1.w.jpg

Nicole Yates, president of the New Albany Chapter of the NAACP, talks to the group and district officials from the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. about costumes students wore during a basketball game at Highland Hills Middle School on Feb. 8. Concerns about whether gorilla costumes and masks of President Barack Obama were racially charged were addressed by members of the organization and parents of players on the opposing team, Parkview Middle School.