2012 inductees include:
- Jerry T. Hodges - Legendary Member of the Famed Tuskegee Airmen
- Charles E. Phillips, Jr. - CEO of Infor Global Solutions
- Pearlie S. Reed - Assistant Secretary of Agriculture (retired)
- Lt. Col. Yolonda R. Summons - Deputy Chief of Staff, Pentagon
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Iconic Music Pioneer, "Godmother of Gospel and Rock Music" (Posthumous)
- Lennie Williams - Renowned R&B Recording Artist, Singer and Song-writer
"We are proud to continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding native Arkansans as giants in their various fields of work," Charles Stewart, Chairman of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation said.
"I congratulate all of the 2012 honorees who have each made an indelible mark on the history of our state, nation and the world. We honor their commitment to excellence, their hard work, and tenacity."
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About the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation
Throughout its history the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation has sought to correct the omissions of history and to remind the world that Black history is a signification part of American history. The foundation seeks to further the impact of the annual induction ceremony by providing an environment in which future generations of African American achievers with Arkansas roots will thrive and succeed.