National Abolition
Hall of Fame
and Museum
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
Inductees

 

 
" It seems fitting as we enter the 21st Century, still dealing with the unfinished business of racism, to honor those exemplary persons of the 19th Century who dedicated their fortunes, their efforts, and, in some cases, their lives to the accomplishments of equal rights for all humans." 
 
Introducing the four newest Inductees to the
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
in October, 2016

 

 2016 Inductees 

 
The Induction into the National Abolition Hall of Fame  for the Class of 2016
will take place
on Saturday, October 22, 2016. 
 
If you are interested in attending or participating in some way,
Class of 2016:
  
Click on the name of any inductee for biographical information and related links.

Class of 2013:

                                            

Elijah Parish Lovejoy                    Myrtilla Miner                 John Rankin                    Jonathan Walker

 

2013 Induction Ceremony and Schedule

On Thirteenth Amendment Day, 2013, the Cabinet of Freedom, the governing board of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro NY, announces plans to induct four 19thCentury abolitionists on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The 2013 inductees are the fifth set of abolitionists to be inducted since NAHOF was formed in 2004. All four nominations were selected from public nominations to the Hall of Fame by the NAHOF Inductee Committee chaired by Cabinet member Carol Faulkner PhD. Dr. Faulkner worked with a committee of scholars from around the country who reviewed the written nomination forms.

 

  Class of 2011:

On October 22, 2011 the fourth induction ceremonies were hosted by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University. A commemoration for the the fourth set of inductees was held on October 20, 2012.

                  

Abby Kelley Foster      Jermain Wesley Loguen     George Gavin Ritchie

 

Class of 2009:

October 24, 2009, the third induction ceremonies were hosted by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University. October 22-24, 2010, the third commemoration and the 175th Anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society was held in Peterboro.

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Tappan           Theodore Dwight Weld 

 

The Class of 2007:

January 31, 2007, on the anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery, NAHOF announced it's second set of abolition honorees. October 20,2007, the second induction ceremonies were hosted by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University. (Program of Events: Induction 2007) October 25, 2008, the second commemoration ceremonies were held at Morrisville State College.

 

       John Brown               Lydia Maria Child            Wendell Phillips            Sojourner Truth 

 


The Class Of 2005: 

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum announced its first abolition honorees March 5, 2005. October 22, 2005, the first five honorees were inducted at ceremonies hosted by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University. October 21, 2006, the first five inductees were commemorated at ceremonies hosted by Morrisville State College.
 

                                                                                  Frederick Douglass   William Lloyd Garrison      Lucretia Mott         Gerrit Smith         Harriet Tubman

 

How do we honor the inductees?

The Hall of Fame presents a 30" x 6' banner for each of the abolition inductees. At the October commemoration ceremonies (held on the even numbered years) a banner for each of the inductees is unveiled by persons and organizations affiliated with the inductee.  These persons have been relatives, biographers, members of associated organizations, etc.  The New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has also supported the banner projects.

The commanding image on each banner is a portrait of the inductee created for the occasion by artist Joseph Flores of Rochester. The text on the banner includes brief information on the life, work, and legacy of the inductee. This information is composed by the public nominators, NAHOF scholars, and association teams. The colors of the banners are according to the year of the induction. After the commemoration unveiling, the banners are added to the banner assembly in the Hall of Fame in Peterboro NY.

After the induction of an abolitionist, NAHOF continues to provide programs and exhibits on each inductee.


                           

The Class Of 2005: Fr

" It seems fitting as we enter the 21st Century, still dealing with the unfinished business of racism, to honor those exemplary persons of the 19th Century who dedicated their fortunes, their efforts, and, in some cases, their lives to the accomplishments of equal rights for all humans." " It seems fitting as we enter the 21st Century, still dealing with the unfinished business of racism, to honor those exemplary persons of the 19th Century who dedicated their fortunes, their efforts, and, in some cases, their lives to the accomplishments of equal rights for all humans." 

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