The Kansas African American Museum will induct a new class into its Hall of Fame honoring those who helped shape the Kansas African American experience at its annual Tribute to Trailblazers Gala on Oct. 19.
The inductees are Veryl Switzer, Kansas State University and Green Bay Packers football great; the NAACP Dockum Sit-In Youth Group, which participated in the nation’s first lunch counter sit-in; and Rev. James Reeb, Unitarian Universalist minister whose death hastened the passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act.
The black-tie event will be held at Corporate Caterers of Wichita, 2949 N. Rock Road, Suite 100. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and the program at 7 p.m.