TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A local high school hosted a program to appreciate the history and heritage of Kansas.
The Exodusters' event celebrated Kansas and its rich history of Civil Rights.
Sponsors say the program features music, choirs, dance and poetry.
Several local Topeka school students were apart of the talent show.
More than 10 people were award winners:
Carl Brewer, mayor of Wichita, Exodusters' Man of the Year.
The Rev. W.L. Templeton, Exodusters' Lifetime Achievement Award in the Ministry.
Deltha Colvin, Exodusters' Lifetime Achievement Award in Education.
Jack Alexander, Exodusters' Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership.
John Stauffer Sr. Martin Luther King Philanthropic Lifetime Achievement Award.
Joe Douglas, Exodusters' Lifetime Achievement in Community Leadership.
Janel Johnson, Martin Luther King Community Service Award.
Kansas African American Museum Exodusters' Non-profit Achievement Award.
Carter Broadcasting Exodusters' Lifetime Achievement Award in Radio Broadcasting.
The Topeka Capitol Journal, Exodusters' Service to the Community Award.
Sam's Club of Topeka Exodusters' Community Giving Award.
McCray's Lumber Martin Luther King Community Support Award.