Initiated in 2017, AHERN African American Hall of Legacy is to honor African American centerians and our past and present African American trailblazers.
Individuals will be selected on the following criteria:
- Integrity as an individual
- Commitment to their profession
- Church and community involvement
- Their promotion and involvement in civil rights
- Individuals who have reached the century mark
- A pastor who has pastored the same church for 50+ years
- A President or CEO of a company that promotes and is involved in civil rights.
Pastors and Professionals will become eligible 3 years after their retirement.
Nomination can be made by submitting a name and the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org
AHERN Hall of Legacy will be on display for one month in a church or library.
Rev. Pamela L. Hoard, Chair, AHERN Hall of Legacy
Roland Dykes, Jr., late Mayor, Newport, TN
Billy Wells, former Mayor, Bluff City, TN
Daniel Brown, former Mayor, Knoxville, TN
Kevin McKinney, former Mayor, Jonesborough TN
Fanney Jones, Centennial, Greeneville, TN
Nola Taylor, Centennial, Kingsport, TN
Mark Dean, Computer, Jefferson City, TN
Carolyn Peck O'Brien, Basketball, Jefferson City, TN
Ricky Parkey, Boxing, Morristown, TN
Frankie Randall, Boxing, Morristown, TN
John Tate, Boxing, Knoxville, TN
Towanna Stone, Miss Tennessee, Morristown, TN