Alabama Men's Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for 2023
By Michael D. Morgan
The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations for its 2023 induction class. Nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
The hall of fame recognizes men who are native to or identified closely with the state, and who have made significant contributions on a state, national or global scale. Established by the State of Alabama in 1987, it is housed in Harwell G. Davis Library at Samford University in Birmingham.
All nominees must have been deceased for at least two years. At present, 85 men have been inducted into the hall of fame or its predecessor prior to 1987, the Alabama Hall of Fame. Inductees include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, renowned agricultural scientist George Washington Carver, war hero and U.S. Congressman Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and NASA engineer Wernher Von Braun. The most recent honorees were Judge Virgil T. Pittman (U.S. Federal Judge) and Alabama governor and philanthropist Charles Henderson.
All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee designated by the hall of fame board. The committee’s recommendations and a list of all nominees will be submitted to the full board for a final vote. The induction ceremony and luncheon for the class of 2023 will be in Birmingham on Tuesday, September 19.
Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 14 and sent to Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.
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Founded by the Alabama legislature in 1987, the men’s hall of fame recognizes men "whose lives have impacted the state, nation and world." Honorees must have been deceased for two years. Hall board members represent Alabama's seven congressional districts. The Birmingham Women's Committee of 100 sponsors the program. The hall is located on the second floor of Harwell Goodwin Davis Library at Samford. The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame is located at the University of West Alabama in Livingston.