Wichita leaders, trailblazers honored at Kansas African American Museum

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas African American Museum in Wichita honored Wichita leaders Saturday night. Some of those honored sat in on the historic 1958 Dockum Drug Store sit-in.

“When you’re 18 or  19, 20 you don’t realize the importance until years after,” said Arlene Ruffin.

Ruffin remembers her involvement with the historic sit-in over 50 years later. The protest helped change the course of segregation as well as African American history.

“It was a challenge,”...

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