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List of Honorees beginning with the letter “A”

 

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    Annie M. Abrams
    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 around the world has made her an Icon in her own right. (more)

     
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    Daisy Anderson
    Daisy Anderson
     

    Until her death on Saturday, September 19, 1998, Mrs. Daisy Anderson held the distinction of being one of three surviving Civil War Veteran’s widows. She was the last surviving widow of a Union Veteran and an African-American Buffalo Soldier. (more)

     
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    Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
     

    Ms. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world making appearances on college campuses, spreading her legendary wisdom. A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying (more)

     
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    Hubert “Geese” Ausbie
    Hubert “Geese” Ausbie
     

    When Hurbert “Geese” Ausbie steps into a room or on a stage, electricity fills the air. The former Harlem Globetrotter seems to be larger than life as he begins his program with the sound of basketballs bouncing to an offbeat cadence. Excitement soars as school kids burst into applause. “It’s Geese Ausbie” — all 6-feet, (more)