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Arkansas PBS to livestream Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 20
Posted 18 Apr 2022
Arkansas PBS to livestream sixth annual event honoring eight women, two organizations this Wednesday
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will livestream the sixth annual Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at bit.ly/arkansaswomenshalloffame2022.
The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame honors women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Arkansas in their community or the state. The Hall of Fame inducts contemporary (living) or historical (deceased) women who have made significant and enduring contributions to their field of endeavor, professional or otherwise; impacted the social, cultural, economic or political well being of the community, state or nation; elevated the status of women and positively impacted women and girls; helped open new frontiers for women and for society in general; and inspired others by their example.
2022 Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame inductees include:
- Dr. Margaret Louise Sirman Clark – described as a mentor, pioneer and ultimate teacher, she has set an outstanding example for women in education, women of color and women dedicated to service.
- Cynthia L. Conger – she has been a business leader and financial planner in wealth management for over 30 years in Arkansas.
- Dorothy Morris – longtime philanthropist and patron of the arts.
- Amy L. Rossi – an advocate for children and families, she served as executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families for more than 15 years.
- Sissy Jones – founder of Sissy's Log Cabin, Arkansas's largest independently family-owned jewelry store, and a leading philanthropist in the state.
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe – a singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, she attained popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll.
- Mary Brown “Brownie” Williams Ledbetter – a lifelong political activist who worked in many controversial and crucial campaigns in Arkansas, as well as nationally and internationally.
- Carolyn Pollan – a longtime public servant, she served 12, two-year terms and 24 years in the Arkansas House of Representatives, making her both the longest-serving Republican and longest-serving woman in Arkansas House history.
- Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas – a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by a group of women, mostly Hispanic, concerned with the well-being of their families and their communities.
- Junior League of Little Rock – a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community. The organization will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2022.
The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame depends on members of the public to nominate extraordinary women for induction. Nominations are accepted from organizations or individuals throughout the state. A diverse group of Arkansas citizens is recruited to act as a selection committee. The selection committee reviews all nominations, performs additional research if necessary, and selects nominees for induction into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame.
Additional information is available at arwomenshalloffame.com.
About the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame
The goal of the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame (AWHOF) is to honor, in perpetuity, women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Arkansas in their community or the state. The AWHOF inducts contemporary (living) or historical (deceased) women who have been born in and achieved prominence within the state, or been a resident of Arkansas for an extended period after achieving prominence here or elsewhere and have:
- made significant and enduring contributions to their field of endeavor, professional or otherwise.
- impacted the social, cultural, economic or political well-being of the community, state or nation.
- elevated the status of women and positively impacted women and girls.
- helped open new frontiers for women and for society in general.
- inspired others by their example.
The project started as a partnership between the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and now the effort has a board of directors guiding the project.
About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watchlive, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).