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2022 TRAILBLAZERS

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NOVEMBER 12, 2022

Compassion, Commitment, Courage…Continuing the Legacy!

A BROADCAST AND STREAMING EVENT

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Learn more about the Trailblazers with the 2022 Trailblazers Activity Book and box of 24 “Colors of the World” crayons for $15. Or get a family 3-pack of books with crayons, and a TKAAM family membership for $95.
Sales tax not included.

Why We Remember

For more than two decades, The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) has honored pioneers who helped shape the Kansas African American experience through an exhibit titled Trailblazers. Now, TKAAM recognizes the perseverance and achievements of these leaders at its dazzling Broadcast and Streaming event, A Tribute to Trailblazers. Each year this event proudly honors a new class of inductees into an esteemed, established “Hall of Fame.”

 

What Is A Trailblazer?

A Trailblazer is a leader, a pacesetter, a pioneer, and each year we honor individuals who have made a significant impact in their respective professions. A Posthumous Trailblazer is awarded to those who have walked the path before us and given us hope as we move into the future. 

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The Doris Kerr Larkins "Rising Star Award"

TKAAM started a new chapter at Trailblazers in 2019, honoring the legacy of courage and vision with the Doris Kerr Larkins "Rising Star Award."

 

Ms. Kerr Larkins and many of her family and friends led the charge in the 1970's to establish the old Calvary Baptist Church Building on the National Registry of Historic Buildings, creating a home for The Kansas African American Museum.

The "Rising Star Award" reminds Wichita and the state of Kansas about the sacrifice Doris Kerr Larkins made to preserve a historic piece of African American Legacy in Wichita.

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STREAM THE 2022 KANSAS TRAILBLAZERS PLAYLIST

2022 Sponsors

Hall of Fame Sponsor

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Honoree Sponsor

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Print Sponsor

Heritage Sponsors

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2022 Honorees

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Dr. Kevass J. Harding

Entrepreneur Trailblazer

ICT Cleaners

Lead Pastor - Dellrose United Methodist Church

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Delano E. Lewis

Civic & Law Trailblazer

U.S. Ambassador, 

New Mexico State University

NPR

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June Bacon - Bercey

Meteorologist Trailblazer

The First Female T.V.  Meteorologist,

The National Weather Service

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Roy Moye III

Doris Kerr Larkins, Rising Star Award

Creator of STEM Music

Spirit Aerosystems

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Exhibition Sponsors

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Community Sponsors

Commerce Bank

Jackson Mortuary

Morgan Stanley

McClelland Sound

USD 259

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. - Wichita Alumnae Chapter

Capital City Oil, Inc.

J.E. Dunn Construction

Golden Plains Credit Union

Automation-Plus

Dondlinger and Sons Construction

Wichita Chamber of Commerce

Communication Federal Credit Union

Watkins Public Strategies

Wichita SHRM

Special Thanks

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