1999 Induction Ceremony

  • Dr. Ernest James Harris

    Try saying Biosteres arisanus to the vast majority of people you encounter, and you’re likely to he met with raised brows and quizzical looks. Pot simply however, it’s the “Harris strain,” a parasitic wasp named for and bred by celebrated entomologist and North Little Rock native son, Ernest James Harris. Harris, a research entomologist for (more)

  • Gertrude Hadley Jeannett

    Gertrude Hadley Jeannette’s life has unfolded in such a way that it possesses a theatrical quality of its own. Her life story could play like some of the productions and movies in which she’s performed. Hers would be the tale of the spunky heroine who triumphs over adversity and makes it in the big city (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)

  • John W Walker

    John W. Walker can certainly attest to the incredible difference that one person can make in another’s life even if that difference is not readily identifiable as positive. Following his 1954 graduation from Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas, Walker was admitted as one of the first six black undergraduate students at the University (more)

  • Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr.

    Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr. can describe, from first-hand experience, a long and illustrious Naval career that has timely taken him from sea to shining sea. After attending high school in Little Rock, Moore enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve in 1963. Following his graduation from Southern Illinois University in June 1968, he was (more)

  • Eliza Miller

    Businesswoman, philanthropist, wife, mother author and Christian. No reference to Eliza A. Miller’s remarkable life would be adequate without multiple descriptors. During a time when African-Americans endured overt racism, and in a region whose name became synonymous with significant economic challenge, Mrs. Miller’s self-taught business acumen helped bring growth and prosperity to the Arkansas Delta. (more)