Black Belt Hall of Fame
The Black Belt Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor those associated with the Black Belt region who have had a positive impact on the region, the State, the nation, and the world through contributions in art, business, education, industry, medicine, politics, and science.
The Black Belt Hall of Fame hosts an annual induction ceremony and luncheon honoring prominent figures in the region’s history in late January at the University of West Alabama’s Bell Conference Center in Livingston.
To nominate an individual to the Black Belt Hall of Fame, please fill out the nomination form and include any additional information. The Black Belt Hall of Fame nomination deadline is August 30, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Christiansen at (205) 652-3655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Belt Hall of Fame Members
Vera Hall, folksinger
William James Edwards, educator
Kathryn Tucker Windham, storyteller
Mary Thomas Ward Brown, author
George Washington Carver, educator and researcher
Willie Earl King (Abdullah), musician
Dr. Robert Brown, educator
Josie Winifred “Winnie” McGlamery, paleontologist
Dorothy Altman “Tut” Riddick, artist
Betty Craft Banks, anesthetist
Ruby Pickens Tartt, folklorist
Dr. Billie Jean Young, author and educator
Dr. Alston Fitts, III, amateur historian
Judge Rufus C. Huffman, Sr., probate judge
Richard L. Thurn, geology professor
Dr. Wayne Flynt, historian
Nelle Harper Lee, author