HALL OF FAME
"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."
How do we choose the inductees?
Inductees are selected via a public nomination process. The NAHOFM Board of Freedom are currently in the process of revamping the nomination process, so details on the 2020 nomination process are forthcoming.
How do we honor the inductees?
The Hall of Fame presents a banner for each of the abolition inductees. At the October commemoration ceremonies, a banner for each inductee 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 these banner projects. Text on the panel includes brief information on the life, work, and legacy of the inductee. This information is composed by the public nominators, NAHOFM scholars, and association teams. After the commemoration unveiling, the banners are added to the banner assembly in the Hall of Fame in Peterboro, NY.
Photos from the most recent induction ceremony, October 2018