DISTINGUISHED LAUREATE SERIES
DATE: TBD 2015
A Word From Our Chairman
It is with profound gratitude that we thank all who played a role in the tremendous success of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Thanks to the Honorees, the sponsors, the many volunteers and the phenomenal steering committee that helped to plan and execute our annual gala. Without each of you our success would not have been possible.
Charles O. Stewart
Meet Our Honorees
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)
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)