Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Announces Its 2013 Inductees
LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame announced details into its 21st annual induction ceremony and the list of 2013 inductees Thursday. Inductees into the 2013 class include (Click on each individual’s name for their biography): Raye Jean Montague – Internationally Recognized Engineer and Graphic Designer and creator of the first computer-generated draft of a U.S. naval ship Gerald Alley – CEO and President of Con-Real Construction Chief Master Richard Anderson – Honored Martial Arts Master, Teacher...
2013 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The organization’s 21st annual induction ceremony is set for Saturday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center’s Wally Allen Ballroom. 2013 inductees include: * Raye Jean Montague- Internationally Recognized Engineer and Graphic Designer and creator of the first computer-generated draft of a U.S. naval ship * Gerald Alley- CEO and President of Con-Real Construction * Chief Master Richard Anderson- Honored Martial Arts Master, Teacher and founder of Anderson’s Taekwondo * Morris Hayes- Music Director for Prince’s New...
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)