African American Museum Honors Pioneers In Trailblazers Program

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Wichita native who was arguably the most exciting running back in football history is among a select group honored at a local museum.

The Kansas African American Museum is hosting the opening reception for this year's Tribute To Trailblazers Exhibit, which honors pioneers who have helped shape the African American experience at local, state, and national levels.

The Trailblazers program began more than 10 years ago, and over that time has paid tribute to doctors, lawyers, judges, and educators.
This year's inductees are photographer Rosie Hughes at the local level, Sprint Vice President Ralph Reid at the state level, and NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders at the national level.

The museum's executive director, Prisca Barnes says "these people are called Trailblazers because they have blazed a bright path for others to follow."

The month-long exhibit all leads up to the Trailblazers gala dinner at the Hyatt on November 20th.

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