2018 Inductees


– I 1941 – Present

Graduated Howard University, Washington, D.C. Civil rights activist and businessman. He was arrested 22 times for civil disobedience, convicted of breach of peace and served 39 days in Parchman Penitentiary…


Tallahassee, FL I 1923 – 2015

Cited as one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, desegregation and race relations in Florida and the U.S. Spent nearly 50 years as a professor at Florida A&M University, serving as emeritus Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Graduate Dean (among other positions). While at Florida A&M University…


Elizabeth City, NC I 1879 – 1972

Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, he earned degrees from North Carolina State Normal College in 1897 and Temple University in 1899 before returning home to enter Shaw University Law School in 1902, where he was a member of its first graduating class. After practicing law in Knoxville, Tennessee…