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Boozman Congratulates Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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October 25, 2018

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the lives and legacies of six individuals who will be inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 27.

In a speech on the Senate floor in early October, Boozman celebrated the accomplishments of the distinguished group of men and women with Arkansas roots who will join the Hall of Fame as its 2018 class:

  • Kevin Cole – renowned mixed-media visual artist
  • Brent Jennings – accomplished actor and educator
  • Lt Gen Aundre Piggee – Deputy Chief of Staff in the U.S. Army overseeing logistics at the Pentagon
  • Darrell Walker – former University of Arkansas basketball player who played in the NBA and now coaches the University of Arkansas-Little Rock men’s basketball team
  • Mary Louise Williams – education advocate and political activist
  • Florence Price (posthumous induction) – award-winning composer 

“We can be proud of these men and women. Their lives and legacies are important to the history of our country and the fight for equality. The honor being bestowed upon them later this month is just one more tribute to their significant contributions to Arkansas and America,” Boozman said.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame was established in 1992 and celebrated its first class of inductees the following year.

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) also delivered a speech before the House of Representatives honoring the 2018 inductees.

Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/10/boozman-congratulates-arkansas-black-hall-of-fame-class-of-2018 | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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