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AHERN Hall of Legacy

AHERN African American Hall of Legacy is to honor our past and present African American Trailblazers, initiated in 2017.

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 professional who has served as President or CEO of an African American 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

AHERN African American Hall of Legacy will be on display for one month in a church or library.

Rev. Pamela L. Hoard, Vice-Chair, AHERN Hall of Legacy

2019 Inductees

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

2018 Inductees

Fanney Jones, Centennial
Nola Taylor, Centennial
Mark Dean, Computer
Carolyn Peck O'Brien, Basketball
Ricky Parkey, Boxing
Frankie Randall, Boxing
John Tate, Boxing
Towanna Stone, Miss Tennessee

2017 Inductees

Hazel Elder, Centennial
Nellie Johnson, Centennial
Annie Horton, Centennial
Frances Hunt, Centennial
Mollie Pope, Centennial
Marjorie Senter, Centennial
Mildred Whetsell, Centennial
Rev. Dr. W. A. Johnson, 50+ Yrs as pastor at the same church