2006 Induction Ceremony

  • Charles E. Bussey

    Born in Stamps, Arkansas December 18, 1918, Charles was the eldest child of Annie and Charles Bussey. Educated in the Stamps public schools, he attended Bishop College in Texas. He served in the United States Army and was a 33rd Degree Mason. Having spent most of his adult life in the Little Rock political arena, (more)

  • Dr. Emma Rhodes

    One of 16 children, a high school dropout, married and at age 16 a mother of the first of six children, Dr. Emma Rhodes broke the cycle of becoming a victim. At the age of 24, Dr. Rhodes worked to obtain her GED while still caring for a growing family. She then attended a commercial (more)

  • Dr. Oliver Keith Baker

    ‘Oliver Keith Baker was born in McGehee, Arkansas, to Oliver Walter and Yvonne Brigham Baker. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from Stanford University in 1987. Dr. Baker pursued postdoctoral research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He (more)

  • Henry Shead

    Born in Fordyce but raised in Little Rock, Henry Shead was one of five children of a reverend. At the tender age of six, Henry was introduced to the keyboards by his mother who immediately recognized his natural talent. Henry’s mother saw to it that her son had piano lessons while his father’s church provided (more)

  • Honorable Glenn T. Johnson

    Justice Glenn T. Johnson was born in Washington, Arkansas, July 19, 1917. He attended elementary and high school in Washington, Hope and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Justice Johnson earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in education from Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio and Juries Doctor and Master of Laws from the John Marshall Law School of (more)

  • Lencola Sullivan

    Lencola Sullivan made history by breaking through the color barrier within the Miss American Pageant. Sullivan became the first African-American to win every competition she ever entered. Her first foray into pageants was in 1977 when she represented her hometown of Morrilton. She won the title of Miss Morrilton in 1977 and Miss University of (more)