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List of Honorees beginning with the letter "T"

 
  • Reece “Goose” Tatum

    Goose Tatum was born in Calion, Arkansas, on May 3, 1921. He attended El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Arkansas. Goose was discovered by Abe Saperstein, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, in 1941 at a Negro League Baseball game. Saperstein was the scout who signed Satchel Paige to a contract in Cleveland. Goose was (more)

  • Johinne Taylor

    For more than three decades, Johnnie Taylor’s soulful sound and trademark delivery have been mainstays of R&B music. In an industry characterized and defined by its fickle nature, Mr. Taylor’s distinctive voice has achieved for him consistent popularity and a solidly loyal fan base. Like many singers, Mr. Taylor’s first “audience” was a church congregation; (more)

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born as Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Tharpeā€™s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was a singer, mandolin player and evangelist preacher for the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). At the encouragement of her mother,Tharpe began singing and playing the guitar at the age of four. She (more)

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    Debbye Turner

    Since she was crowned Miss America 1990, Dr. Debbye Turner has spoken to more than 200,000 students at over 200 schools, youth organizations and college campuses. Her topics include personal excellence, unrelenting determination, goal setting, and the importance of a solid education. She strongly believes that any person has the potential for success no matter (more)

  • C. Michael Tidwell
    C. Michael Tidwell

    C. Michael Tidwell, a Little Rock native, is a jewel, not only within the black community, but to all the people of central Arkansas and the state. He has devoted a continuance of time and effort, both professionally and personally, to develop and promote artistic excellence in our great state through the art of dance. (more)