In honor of Black History Month, Friends of Yates, Inc., cordially invites the community to celebrate the accomplishments of African American community leaders.  The 40th Annual Black Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:30 p.m., at Friends of Yates 1418 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66104.

It is because of the ground breaking accomplishments of African American leaders and pioneers of the past, determined to see positive change, that African American leaders and pioneers of today continue to break barriers, reach new heights and accomplish many things that were once considered impossible. These activist, doctors, lawyers, educators, entrepreneurs, and countless others, make the difference in our community, society, and our world, because of their commitment, hard work, determination, and relentless drive for change and equality. It is this amazing history that we reflect upon, that propels us into our future, eager to follow in the footsteps of those who have already paved the way.