2013 Induction Ceremony

  • Art Porter, Jr.

    Arthur Lee (Art) Porter Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 3, 1961. Porter began his music career under the tutelage of his father, legendary jazz musician, Arthur Porter, Sr. who surrounded him with everything musical. He performed proficiently on drums, saxophone and piano. He was classically trained, but his performances ranged across (more)

  • Chief Master Richard E. Anderson

    Chief Master Richard E. Anderson is the highest ranking African American out of almost 400,000 members of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA), World Traditional Taekwondo Union and Songahm Taekwondo Federation. He has been involved with Taekwondo and the ATA for over 39 years. Chief Master Anderson is the pulse behind Anderson’s Taekwondo Center Camp Positive. (more)

  • Gerald Alley

    Gerald Byron Alley was born in Pine, Bluff Arkansas, on September 30, 1952. He was the youngest of five children. At the early age of four years old, Gerald began his formal education. He attended public and black private schools in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. At the age of sixteen, he enrolled in the College of (more)

  • Morris Hayes

    Music has always been an important force in the life of Morris Hayes.  As a child growing up in the small town  of Jefferson, Arkansas, music in the church touched his soul and inspired what would become a life long passion. He majored in Art at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, but the lure (more)

  • Raye J. Montague, RPE

    Raye J. Montague, RPE is a retired internationally registered professional engineer. She earned her BS at AM&N College (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). She began a career in Washington, DC with the United States Navy in 1956 and retired in 1990 after serving in numerous leadership roles during her tenure of thirty-three (more)

  • Willie Layton Roaf

    Willie Roaf, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on April 18, 1970 to dentist Clifton Roaf and Attorney Andree Layton Roaf, was picked in the first round of the 1993 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints. Roaf spent 13 years in the NFL, the first nine with the Saints and the last four with the (more)