The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum will induct three deceased pioneers and two living legends from the Greater Kansas City, MO area into our Hall of Fame, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. The three Pioneers (deceased) are Ms. Lucile Bluford, Senator Phil Curls, and Dr. Chauncey Moten. The two Living Legends are Ms. Samella Gates and Rev. Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield, Sr. (pictured L-R).
The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum’s Hall of Fame recognizes African American pioneers who have made significant contributions to the development of Kansas City and the state of Missouri. Individuals that are inducted into the Hall of Fame must have made contributions that have been exceptional, courageous, and critical during their lifetime. These pioneers represent all fields of human endeavor, including but not limited to religion, politics, law, education, community services, visual and performing arts, and private industry.
The mission of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum is to commemorate and interpret the African American diaspora particularly in the State of Missouri, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and its surrounding areas through fostering educational and cultural programs regarding the past, present, and contemporary contributions of African Americans who served to shape the city and state’s history and culture.
This special event is sponsored by The Friends of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum. Admission is free, however guests are asked to RSVP by contacting, 816-513-0701.