Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame taking 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 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 inductees include: Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, Braxton Bragg Comer, Admiral Raphael Semmes, Wernher Von Braun and many more.

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 website.

The formal induction ceremony is held each year in Birmingham during September. This year the induction ceremony and luncheon will be Sept. 20.

All nominees must have been deceased for at least two years. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 19 and should be mailed to: Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, Samford University, P.O. Box 292307, Birmingham, AL 35229.

For more information, contact the board’s executive secretary, Annette Green, at 205-492-3936. (TAB)