Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

Published 09/02 2014 09:47PM

Updated 09/02 2014 09:49PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its latest inductees.

Among those on the list to be honored, the highest ranking African-American in the CIA and a Grammy nominated artist.

They are Ricky Jasper from Parkdale and Blues Artist Bobby Rush.

They will be joined by Doctor Birdie L. Carter, Collette Honorable, Judge Ollie Neal and a posthumous induction for U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves, the inspiration for the fictional character "The Lone Ranger."

"We are excited about this year's lineup of individuals that will be inducted into this year's hall of fame and we will guarantee you it will be an extremely entertaining and inspiring evening for us," said Charles Stewart.

The October 17 hall of fame induction will include a live performance by inductee Bobbie Rush and a special presentation for an original inductee, Doctor Maya Angelou.

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