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Party with a Purpose

The ABHOF Foundation seeks to further the impact of the annual induction ceremony by providing an environment in which a future generation of African-American achievers with Arkansas roots will thrive and succeed.

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Our Mission

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We’ve provided support to nonprofit organizations across the state for 15 years. Learn more about our grants program that has improved the lives of over 200,000 Arkansans.

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Shop our 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book, Seeds of Genius: Twenty-Five Years of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, and other merchandise to support our mission.

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Support from businesses is significant part of how we achieve our mission. We appreciate the continued generosity of our sponsors, despite not having our induction ceremony due to the current global pandemic.

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Inductee Spotlight

We honor the legacy of accomplished African Americans with Arkansas roots. Our inductees have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor and we are proud to acknowledge them with induction into the Arkansas Black of Fame. Here are this year’s honorees.

  • Senator Irma Hunter Brown
  • Mr. Wallace “Wali” Caradine
  • Mr. John Donley
  • Coach Ed Johnson
  • Ms. Kristin Lewis
  • Mr. Roscoe Robinson
  • Senator Irma Hunter Brown

    Trailblazing Legislative Leader

    Class of 2019

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  • Mr. Wallace “Wali” Caradine

    Pioneering Architect, Contractor & Business Leader

    Class of 2019

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  • Mr. John Donley

    Award-winning Screenwriter and Television Producer

    Class of 2019

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  • Coach Ed Johnson

    Legendary Little League Football Coach and Youth Mentor

    Class of 2019

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  • Ms. Kristin Lewis

    Internationally Renowned Opera Star

    Class of 2019

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  • Mr. Roscoe Robinson

    Iconic Gospel/R&B Singer and Recording Artist

    Class of 2019

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Arkansas has been called home by men and women representing the best and brightest in their fields. Extend the legacy of an Arkansan who has lived a life committed to excellence. Nominate them to become a part of our next group of inductees into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame! Click below for more information on the nomination process.

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$1 million in community investments

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Your donations and sponsorships have allowed us to make a sizable impact across the state of Arkansas.

240 community organizations impacted through grant awards

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Your generosity has supported our mission to award grants to nonprofit organizations with interests in African-American and other underserved communities.

62counties impacted thus far

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Your support has helped the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation make a difference in the lives of more than 200,000 Arkansans.

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