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Wichita library likely to be named after civil rights leader


January 3, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita officials are expected to name the city's newest library after a Black man who led a sit-in at a drugstore in 1958 that helped end racial segregation in the city.

The Library Board has recommended the new library be named for Ronald Walters, who left Wichita to become a noted civil rights champion and author. The council was expected to accept the recommendation at its meeting Tuesday, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Walters was president of the Wichita NAACP Youth Council when he organized a sit-in at the Dockum Drugs store, which served Blacks only with carryout...

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