Hall of Fame


Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame, Inc.

The Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame is a unique portrait gallery of local leaders that encourage and foster professional, social, educational, and economic achievement.


On July 11, 2009, Ntu presented a re-dedication ceremony at the Langston University-Oklahoma City campus.

The event provided a free, public viewing of the renovated portrait exhibit. The honorees are native Oklahomans, or an Oklahoma resident of at least ten years, who have made significant contributions to the local community or the state of Oklahoma.

Fifty-One (51) persons have been inducted into the Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame, formerly known as the Afro-American Hall of Fame of Oklahoma, Inc.

2010: Ms. Nancy Randolp-Davis, Dr. Wallace Owens, Jr., Dr. Lilliantyne Williams-Fields, Mr. Roosevelt Milton, Ms. Emma Lee Jones-Freeman(Posthumous), Mr. Opio Toure(Posthumous)

1983: Mrs. Hanna D. Atkins*, Dr. Helen Randolph Carter*, Dr. John Hope Franklin*, Mrs. Rubye Hibler Hall, Mrs. Evelyn Larue Pittman*, and Mr. James Stewart*

1984: Mr. Roscoe Dunjee(Posthumous),
Dr. Wyatt H. Slaughter(Posthumous), Mrs. Jewel C. Varner, Rev.W.K. Jackson, D. D.*, Honorable Freddye Williams*

1986: Rev. Robert H. Alexander Sr. (Posthumous), Dr. Gravelly E. Finley, Mr. Thomas Allen*, Dr. Ernest Holloway*, Dr. Charles Atkins*, Mrs. Clara Sheppard Luper*

1988: Mr. Wayne C. Chandler*, Mrs. Sylvia Lewis*, Dr. Frederick Douglass Moon (Posthumous), Mr. Russell Perry, Dr. Melvin Todd

1999: Dr. Ruth W. Faine*, Senator Maxine Cissell Horner, Honorable Vicki MIles-LaGrange, Mrs. Thelma Reece Parks, Rev. Wade A. Watts(Posthumous)

2002: Ms. Noneta Barnes, Dr. Cavannah Clark, Dr. John William Coleman*, Dr. Gloria Griffin, Mr. Maurice W. Lee, Jr., Ms. Avalon B. Reece

2005: Ms. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher*, Mr. John E. Perry, Sr., Rev. Willie B. Parker, Senator E. Melvin Porter, Rev. John A. Reed, Jr., Rev. Epron June Provo Monson(Posthumous)

We are excited about the renovations that have taken place for this exhibit. It was made possible through our partnership with Langston University Oklahoma City Campus. One of the purposes of the gallery is to teach the younger generation about the contributions that African-Americans have made to Oklahoma history. And we need to remind our generation just how much progress has been made. We are responsible for ensuring that their legacy continues to provide a path for others to follow and thrive,” said Bill Broiles, Ntu Art Vice President.

Founded in 1979, Ntu Art Association of Oklahoma is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing cultural and art information, exhibits, and experiences that educate, entertain, and enlighten the Oklahoma City community.