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Lane County NAACP Honors Local Activist

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County NAACP celebrated another civil rights leader on a more local level Monday, Lilly Parker.

She was the first African-American born at Sacred Heart Hospital, and her family was one of the first African-American family to ever move to Eugene.

The NAACP honored Parker with the Martin Luther King Award.

Parker says she feels honored and humbled.

She received a standing ovation from the crowd for her profound words and service.

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