WILLIAM WELLS BROWN AWARDEES

PREVIOUS WILLIAM WELLS BROWN AWARDEES
William Wells Brown was an Afro-American abolitionist, a novelist and an historian. He was a resident of Buffalo during the 1840s. The Association gives an annual William Wells Brown Award to persons who have made notable contributions to the preservation and/or popularization of regional Afro-American history. The awards are presented at the annual “Family History Dinner.” Past winners of the William Wells Brown Award are listed below.

1977

1996

Mrs. Joyce Allen

Dr. Edward S. Jenkins

Mr. Frank Meriweather

Buffalo Quarters Historical Society

Mr. Arthur O. Eve

Ms. B. Gwendolyn Greene

1978

1997

Mr. Raymond Jackson

Ms. Marva Daniel

Rev. James K. Baldwin

Judson Price, Jr.
Bethel A.M.E. History Com­mittee

1998

1979

Robert Davis, Jr.
Mrs. Doris Byrd Watts

Richard McRae

Mrs. Sharon Jordan Holley

1490 Black History Committee

Mr. Kenneth Holley

Mrs. Alma McCurry Brooks

1999

Mr. Freddie Patrick

Sonia L. Walker

Douglas Ruffin, Jr.

1980

Blacks in the Military Committee

The Buffalo Challenger

Mrs. Mary Crosby Chappelle

2000

Mr. Daniel Sparks

Dr. Warren Barbour

Rev. Richard G. Stewart

1981

Michigan St. Preservation Corp.

Mr. Alvin J. Anderson

Ora A. Curry
Museum of African and African

American Antiquities

2001

Dr. Lillian Williams

Peggy Brooks Bertram, Ph..D.

Freddie Mae Fordham

1982

Barbara Nevergold, Ph..D.
The Buffalo Equity Foundation

The Lit-Mus Club

2002

Mr. Melvin Watkins

Pat Kavanaugh

Sherri L. Wallace, Ph.D.

1983

Juneteenth Festival, Inc.

Mr. Cliff Bell

Florence Hargrave-Curtis
Mrs. Eva Doyle

Ms. Cynthia Jefferson

2003

Clifford Bell

1984

Adonis Dawkins

Mrs. Karima Amin

Pearl Moore
Mr. Stanton Biddle

Federal Magistrate Hugh B. Scott

Mr. Laverne Clay

Association for the Study of African Classical Civilization

1985

2004

Mr. Carl Allen

Black Pioneers of Niagara Falls NY

AKA-Gamma Phi Omega

Daisy Anderson
Bro. Simba Mlee

Rich Newberg

Mylous Hairston

1986

Dr. Robert Grantham

2005

Harriet Tubman 300s

African & African American History and Diversity Committee of McKinley High School.

Mrs. Eva Noles

Dr. Felix Armfield

Georgia Burnette
1987

LaDonna Clements

First Shiloh Bapt. Church

Karen Carter Davis

Mr. William Miles

Pamela Fordham

Dr. Monroe Fordham

Teresa J. White

1988

2006
Rev. Walter Kern

Zola Crowell

Mr. Clayton Silver

Wanda Davis, Ph.D
Mrs. Madeline O. Scott

Shelia Martin, Ph.D
One Alkebu Lon Family Study Group
Trinity Baptist Church Historic Museum Commitee

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples
African American Heritage Study Committee of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church
1989

Mr. James Bell

2007
Mr. Musa Hakim

Sharon Amos, PhD
Fern Beavers
1990

Deborah Johnson
Arthur Anderson, esq.

Sandra Williams Bush
George K. Arthur

Robert Coles
Geraldine Barkley

Jean Richardson, PhD
Josephine Holmes

Leeland Jones, Jr.

2008
Frances Murphy

Dr. Murial Howard
Sheila Nickson Dr. E.O. Smith, Jr.
1991

2009
E. Carmita Akiwumi

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Kimberly Randolph

Kwanza Committee of Buffalo
Claude D. Clapp

African Consciousness Workshop
Dr. Henry Taylor

Placid Parker 2010
Senator Antoine Thompson
1992 Phil Rumore, Buffalo Teachers Federation President
B.U.I.L.D. Academy

Dr. Lydia T. Wright 2011
Dr. Frank Evans

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Atty. John V. Elmore

Seneca Vaught, PhD
Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, Inc. Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery
James (Pappy) Martin
1993
William Robinson 2012
Castellani Art Museum Crystal Barton
Bertha Bowler Dr. John Craig
Hugh Macy Favor
1994 Chris Reynolds
Underground Railroad Com­mittee of the Niagara Frontier Linda Wheeler
1995 2013
Carl Mostiller Linda Duke

Bruce Cosby, Ph.D.