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African American Hall of Fame Museum Celebrates 30 Years

The African American Hall of Fame Museum will hold the 30th Annual Red, Black and Green Ball at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. This year’s celebration will be especially memorable because the organization will celebrate 30 years of existence. The evening will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, 50/50 auction, a tribute to the founders of the organization, 2018’s inductees into the museum, students from Peoria District 150 and Bloomington-Normal schools receiving scholarships, delicious cuisine and entertainment.

Duane Farrington, Executive Vice President – Technology, Digital and Innovation, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies, will deliver the keynote address: “Building a Successful Legacy.” Mr. Farrington began his career in 1980 and has held numerous frontline positions across the United States. His compelling story of meeting challenges and maintaining a competitive edge will inspire students, parents, professionals and leaders to envision a future without limits.

Make your reservations to attend the gala by contacting the African American Hall of Fame Museum on Wednesdays 12 – 4 p.m. at Proctor Center, 673-2206, or calling 309-360-0990. Individual tickets are $60, and table reservations are available beginning in November.

Special Announcement

Each year the African American Hall of Fame Museum inducts individuals who have contributed to African American history and advancement through service and/or leadership. The intent of the African American Hall of Fame Museum is to recognize inductees and to inspire others, as well as preserve and promote African American culture. Nomination forms are available at the desk of Proctor Center, the African American Hall of Fame Museum (673-2206), or by sending email to