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  • 2014 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Honoree Announcement

     Please also join us for the announcement of the 2014 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Inductees during our press conference on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Exhibit at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center 501 W 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72201

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  • 2014 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Induction Gala

    You are cordially invited to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony   The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame will host this ceremony on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The gala begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.   Six outstanding native Arkansans will be honored for their remarkable professional and civic achievements. “We are excited to once again honor men...

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Meet Our Honorees


Annie M. Abrams

Annie M. Abrams was born September 25, 1931 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Because of limited educational opportunities for African-Americans in this small rural town she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where she finished Dunbar High School, Dunbar Junior College, and Philander Smith College. Her years of grassroots level activism and civic connections with historical personalities from (more)

W.R. Smokie Norful, Jr. Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Recording Artist

W.R. Smokie Norful, Jr.

Pastor Smokie Norful, a minister who is the son of an African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) minister, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He grew up in Pine Bluff, and was deeply involved in his fathers church. He was interested in music from a very young age, reportedly picking out one-finger piano melodies at age (more)

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