Longtime NAACP board member steps down at 90 years old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 90-year-old local civil rights leader says it's time for the younger generation to take over.

Julia Hill is stepping down her position on the Kansas City chapter of the NAACP after serving with the organization for more than 60 years.

During that time, Hill helped minorities secure jobs within the state's education system and made sure African American students had equal educational opportunities.

"There's something in me that does not go for injustice and when something happens and I'm in a position to do something about it, I feel I should," Hill said Wednesday. "I think it would be a much better world if most people did that."

Hill was a school teacher who later served as president of the Kansas City School Board.

She's hopeful that she will be able to spend more time playing bridge with friends and participating in church activities.

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