Past Honorees

2017 Honorees


2016 Honorees


2015 Honorees


2014 Honorees


2013 Honorees


2012 Honorees


2011 Honorees


2010 Honorees

Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston
July 2010

Eugene Robinson
August 2010

Darius Rucker
September 2010

O’Neal Smalls, Esq.
October 2010

James Solomon, Jr., PhD
November 2010

Darrin Thomas
December 2010


2009 Honorees

James A. Bennett
January 2009

Sandra Blake
February 2009

Anna Love Boyd
March 2009

Ron & Natalie Daise
April 2009

James Brown
May 2009

Sallie Elliott
June 2009

Reginald Lloyd
July 2009

John Gilliam
August 2009

Craig Melvin
September 2009

Bernice Putman
October 2009

Luns C. Richardson, PhD
November 2009

Dr. Ethel M. Henderson Taylor
December 2009


2008 Honorees


2007 Honorees


2006 Honorees

Augusta Baker
January 2006

SC Rep. Joe E. Brown
February 2006

Marlena Smalls
March 2006

Pearl Fryar
April 2006

Ruth Ann Butler
May 2006

Jarvis Brothers
June 2006

Willie Dereef
July 2006

Beryl Dakers
August 2006

Dr. Maceo Nance
September 2006

Etu Evans
October 2006

Curtis Inabinett
November 2006

Frank Washington
December 2006


2005 Honorees


2004 Honorees


2003 Honorees


2002 Honorees


2001 Honorees


2000 Honorees


1999 Honorees


1998 Honorees


1997 Honorees


1996 Honorees


1995 Honorees


1994 Honorees


1993 Honorees


1992 Honorees

Smokin’ Joe Frazier
January 1992

Naomi Garrett, PhD
February 1992

William H. Johnson
March 1992

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
April 1992

J. T. Pace
May 1992

Bernice Robinson
June 1992

Robert Smalls
July 1992

Henrie Monteith Tredwell, PhD
August 1992

Charles G. Gomillion, PhD
September 1992

Myrtle Hall Smith
October 1992

Philip Simmons
November 1992

Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell
December 1992


1991 Honorees


1990 Honorees

Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden
January 1990

W. Melvin Brown
February 1990

Alma Byrd, PhD
March 1990

Septima Poinsette Clark
April 1990

Alex English
May 1990

Modjeska Simkins
June 1990

Jesse Jackson
July 1990

Benjamin E. Mays, PhD
August 1990

Ron McNair, PhD
September 1990

SC Sen. I. DeQuincey Newman
October 1990

Justice Matthew Perry
November 1990

Dizzy Gillespie
December 1990