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Local NAACP group honors leaders in diversity advocacy

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (from left); Henry E. Lyons, president of the Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood NAACP Unit; Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross; and Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Ross, the first African-American mayor Blue Springs, received the Legacy Award.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (from left); Henry E. Lyons, president of the Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood NAACP Unit; Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross; and Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Ross, the first African-American mayor Blue Springs, received the Legacy Award.

The Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood NAACP held its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy and Scholarship Awards dinner on Jan. 16 at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel.

The largest Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Johnson County honors local leaders in diversity advocacy in addition to awarding scholarships to students.

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