The Washington DC Hall of Fame Society was established in 1998 by Dr. Janette Hoston Harris to honor and showcase the rich history of Washington through its citizens. Through its programs and initiatives, the Hall of Fame Society educates and uplifts the youth and young adults in the city and recognizes District of Columbia residents and other individuals from the region who have contributed and had an outstanding impact on the City in many ways. Its signature program, The Legacy Awards Gala, began in 2000.
and Scholarship Programs
The Hall of Fame Society established the Society Institute, a series of leadership, educational and scholarship programs that are available for youth and young adults. Our programs will ensure the District has a continual supply of scholars and leaders with hometown roots.
The Legacy Programs focus on recognizing and archiving our living legacies and ensuring that the work and deeds of the District's cherished assets --- its citizens --- are preserved.
The Hall of Fame induction program was designed to highlight the initiative and creativity of D.C. residents who have changed the course of local history, and is a requirement for for consideration. Over two hundred persons have been inducted since the inception of the organization.
Many of the Hall of Famers have established neighborhood programs, led innovative projects, and other transformations which resulted in improvements in schools and communities, enhancing the quality of life for our residents.
Dr. Janette Hoston Harris, Founder
Stanley King Williams, President
Rev. Carson Wise, Treasurer
Nancy C. Harvin, Executive Secretary
Olivia Blackamore, Financial Secretary
Maureen Young, Esq., Assistant Treasurer
Lelia Wyatt Brown, Emeritus
Orlando Xavier Hixon
Dr. Toby Horn
Ronald Jessamy, Esq.
Dr. Bernard Richardson
James Taglieri, Esq.
Lane V. Williams