The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation grants funds to non- profit organizations committed to improving education, health & wellness, youth development, and entrepreneurship in African-Americans as well as other underserved communities throughout Arkansas. The money raised through the Black Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony supports the foundations efforts throughout the year. This Induction Ceremony is a well-known and prestigious social event occurring in the state of Arkansas. Since 1993, The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has recognized Arkansas Natives or noteworthy individuals supporting the state, whom made an impact on Arkansas and the world in the fields of education arts, politics, medical, sports, community and business. As this annual ceremony approaches its 21st anniversary, heavy importance has been placed on the illustrious evening of accolades, inspiration, and entertainment.
This year, Gerald B. Alley has been selected with four other individuals, for induction into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the African-American heritage and culture. Native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Mr. Alley exemplifies excellence and has displayed sound judgment in pursuit of business entrepreneurship. He will be joining the ranks of previous inductees such as renowned poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou; civil rights leader Ms. Daisy Bates; Founder of Ebony Magazine John H. Johnson, The Honorable William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton; and many others.
The ceremony will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.