Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame Call for 2017 Nominations

The Alabama Men's Hall of Fame is calling for nominations by March 15 for its induction class of 2017. The Hall was established by the State of Alabama in 1987 to recognize men native to or identified most closely with the state of Alabama who have made significant contributions on a state, national, or international scale. The Alabama Men's Hall of Fame is housed at Samford University in Birmingham.

To date, 65 men have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Some of those honored include Wynton Malcom "Red" Blount, George Washington Carver, Braxton Bragg Comer, William Crawford Gorgas, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Thomas Wesley Martin, Admiral Raphael Semmes, Wernher Von Braun and Joseph Wheeler. Those chosen are part of a distinguished roll of important figures in Alabama history, but many others also warrant recognition. A form for nominations and a list of the current Alabama Men's Hall of Fame members are available on the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame's website.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee designated by the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame Board. The selection review committee’s recommendations, along with a list of all nominees, will be submitted to the full Board in April for a final vote. The formal induction ceremony is held each year in Birmingham during September. This year the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon is set for Tuesday, September 20, 2017.

All nominees must have been deceased for at least two years. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 19, 2017. Nominations should be mailed to Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229. For more information, contact the Board’s executive secretary, Annette Green, at 205-492-3936.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaque Detail Photo

Role models such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (shown above) are commemorated with bronze plaques at the main library of Samford University.

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Alabama Men's Hall of Fame
Samford University
P.O. Box 292307
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-879-3935