By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Black Hockey and Sports Hall Of Fame Announces More Nominees
NOVA SCOTIA – The 2008 Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall Of Fame Advisory Committee announced the nominees for the third Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall of Fame under the category of Boxing. A total of 32 athletes have been nominated.
A maximum of three individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at this year’s 3rd Black Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame Conference scheduled for August 15-16, 2008 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The nominees are:
George Byers -Lightweight Professor John Bailey- Boxing Promoter Joe Jeannette -Heavyweight Larry Gains- Heavyweight Terrance “Tiger” Warrington -Light-Heavyweight Raymond ‘Ray’ McIntyre -Middleweight Harry Wills -Heavyweight Arnold Hayes – Heavyweight Sam McVey -Heavyweight
Jimmie Davis – Heavyweight ‘Lil’ Arthur King -Lightweight Charlie Chase -Middleweight Charley Burley -Middleweight Willie Durant -Welterweight Holman Williams -Middleweight Earl Walls – Heavyweight Frank “Frankie”Hamilton-Lightweight Ralph Walton -Welterweight Danny Webb -Flyweight Robert “Buddy” Jones – Flyweight Sugar Ray Robinson -Welterweight Archie Moore -Light Heavyweight
Al Sparks – Light Heavyweight Leslie Borden – Light Heavyweight Rubin “Hurricane” Carter -Middleweight Joe Frazier -Heavyweight Larry Holmes -Heavyweight Emile Griffith -Welterweight Joe Pyle -Boxing Promoter George Foreman -Heavyweight Mike Tyson -Heavyweight Otis Grant -Super Middleweight
The 2008 Boxing Inductees will be announced on Thursday, May 15th. The third Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall Of Fame Conference scheduled for August 15-16, 2008 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada is designed to be a forum for the celebration, promotion, and understanding of the Black Athlete and his or her role in North American Society.
The Conference offers scholars and students of Black Sports History a chance to come together for the purposes of meeting and networking all the while engaging in intellectual dialogue through comparative discussions and scholarly debate on various topics pertaining to the history of Black Sports.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the Black experience in terms of individual athletes, their achievements and life histories, their struggles for self- identity, their gender, individual self-labor, the role of slavery and its impact on sports and individuals, the role of religion, the educational process, and Black nationalism.
The purpose of the Hall of Fame Conference is to lay the foundation for a permanent Black Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame in Nova Scotia in an effort to usher in a new era of ideas and discussions on the historic evolution of North American Sports and the important role that Black Men and Women have played in reshaping American and Canadian sporting cultures.