Governor Beebe attended the ceremony, honoring those being recognized.
The ceremony was be preceded by a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion.
New members being inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame include:
Jerry T. Hodges - 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 - Gospel and Rock Music Pioneer (Posthumous)
Lenny Williams - R&B Recording Artist, Singer and Songwriter