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The individual nominee should have made significant contributions to the educational experience of African Americans in Dallas County from the period of 1902 to present. Click button below for general nomination instructions.

2018 Hall of Fame

Sponsored by:

The African American Education Archives and History Program and The African American Museum

Individual Nominations

Deadline for submission:November 28, 2017

 

Mail to: The African American Education Archives and History Program P. O. Box 411091 Dallas, Texas 75241

Hall of Fame Eligibility Criteria

The individual should have made significant contributions to the educational experience of African Americans in Dallas County, 1902- present.

  • Educators – A minimum of 15 years in the profession and retired 3 years from a full time position.
  • Non Educators – A minimum of 3 years service and retired 3 years from a specific educational endeavor. Categories – (e.g., school board member, district advisory committee member, PTA supporter, civil rights activist, support staff, founder/leader of professional community organization and/or participant in community initiatives to improve education…).

Hall of Fame Submission Process

  1. Permission and Verification Form (p.4)
    • Completely filled out with appropriate signatures
  2. Hall of Fame Nomination Form (p.5 completed by nominator)
    • Significant contributions to education (3 paragraphs)
  3. Resume to include:
    1. Education - Colleges/Universities
    2. Earned degrees, Honorary Degrees
    3. Community/Civic Involvement - Church, Fraternities/Sororities, Clubs, Organizations, Other
    4. Most significant accomplishments - (5) one liners bulleted
      ( VERY IMPORTANT.  PLEASE ADD AT THE END OF YOUR RESUME.)
  4. Letter of Testimony (recommendation) - at least one (1)
  5. Other Documents (Optional)
    • (e.g., printed materials, 5 pages limit…). all items must be identified with nominator's name, address and telephone number attached.
  6. Do not send photographs.

Special Awards Submission Process

Special Awards Eligibility Criteria - Use Special Nomination Form (Buff paper) and the same submission information as the Hall of Fame. The individual should have made a significant contribution to the field of education for a minimum of five years. The Special Award selection categories are listed below:

Pioneers - 1867-1902
Educators and others who contributed to the development of schools, provided space, resources to support educational experience for African Americans in Dallas County (e.g. churches, other organizations).

Trailblazers - 1902-2017 
Educators and others who were first to make a contribution in an area related to the education of African Americans in Dallas County (e.g., first African American Superintendent in Dallas County, first person to initiate strategies to forge desegregation, first African American on the DCCCD Board).

Thelma Page Richardson Risk Taker - Documented risk taking behavior (cutting edge of change, challenges the status quo, documented results).

The African American Education Archives and History Program Special Award - This award is presented to individuals or entities that have made a significant contribution related to collecting and maintaining a repository of artifacts, documents , or visual images that record the African American Education experience in Dallas County. Priority areas related to preserving the African American experience in Dallas County include: oral history, archiving, curriculum development, publishing materials, displays, exhibits and other areas.

Notification Process Living nominees who are selected for the Hall of Fame will be notified by phone and mail. A family member and/or the person nominating a deceased honoree will be notified in the same manner. Individuals not selected may be considered for another year if nominator updates file and /or the AAEAHP Board of Directors approves the nomination. Nominees may remain in the pool up to five years.

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