1998 Induction Ceremony

  • Danny K. Davis

    US Representative Danny K Davis (D-Ill.) has been described as ?a public servant, a true public-interested elected official.” Congressman Davis was born in Parkdale Arkansas, on September 6, 1941, and grew up in the state. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas AM&N College, he made his home on Chicago’s west side. He (more)

  • Mike Conley

    On his second jump at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain track-and-field athlete Mike Conley broke the Olympic Games record with a leap of 57 feet, 10 1/2 inches. But that wasn?t his best move. On his last attempt, he leaped into Olympic history with a jump of 59 feet, 7 1/4 inches. (more)

  • Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

    Film, theater, television, radio, and one-woman performances have made Phyllis Yvonne Stickney- actress, comedian, lecturer, writer, dancer, choreographer and Little Rock native—a standout far beyond the scope of the black community. Born in Little Rock, Stickney was raised in the various US cities to which her father, a YMCA executive, was transferred. However, she settled (more)

  • Wiley Branton, Sr.

    Courageous, committed and loving are just three of the many positive adjectives that would aptly describe the late Wiley Austin Branton—–Whose name, like that of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, is firmly encased in the annals of civil-rights history. Mr. Branton was born in Pine Bluff on December 13, 1923, to Leo and Pauline (more)

  • 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)

  • Anita Pointer

    Anita Pointer is the legendary Grammy Award winning, lead vocalist of the world-renowned group, The Pointer Sisters. Anita scats; she sings country, R&B, rock, and gospel and always leaves her audiences wanting more. Anita Pointer’s roots are in Prescott, Arkansas. Anita began singing in church where her parents Reverend Elton and Reverend Sarah Pointer were (more)