302 West Main Street, Clearview, OK 74880, US

Motto:  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.  Proverbs 3: 27


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About Us

African American Educators

Often unknown or recognized for their contributions to society.

Hall of Fame

Honoring ten significant administrators, teachers or support personnel each year since 2011.

Induction Ceremony

             Eighth Annual 



         Induction Ceremony.

Friday, September 28, 2018

                7:00 p.m. 

       Dinner & Ceremony

   Oklahoma History Center

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees have an accumulative 390 years of teaching experience. The areas of educational experience range from elementary through higher education administration.  Please download file for  inductee photos. 



To provide a means for the education community in Oklahoma to investigate the unique  and significant role of past and present-day African American educators.  

Indentify, Acknowledge, Celebrate

To identify, acknowledge, and celebrate careers of distinguished African American Educators.

Living Account, Seek and Serve

To document the journey of past and present educators and evolve as future generations contribute to their legacies. Also,  to seek and secure private gifts, grants, and public funding to support the mission.

President:  Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.

2018 Banquet and Induction Ceremony Invitation

  • The Induction Ceremony is Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Oklahoma History Center. Please  download the response card and make your reservation soon.  Seating is limited.  Dress black tie (optional).  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc.


The Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc. provides a means for the educational community in Oklahoma to identify, investigate, acknowledge, and celebrate the unique history of African American education;  to honor the outstanding careers of African American educators; to secure private contributions and endowments; and to obtain public and private grants and funds to promote the goals and mission of the OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc. 



President:  Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.
Vice President:  Sharon Hill-Wooten

Secretary:  Shirley A. Nero
Treasurer:  Jimmie White 


Dr. Harold C. Aldridge Jr.—Tahlequah
Dr. Gloria Anderson –Oklahoma City
Mrs. Bobbie Allen Booker –Tulsa
Mrs. Eunice Edison - Lawton
Dr. Deena Fisher - Woodward
Dr. John Hargrave - Ada
Mr. Orlando E. Hazley - Tulsa
Mrs. Henrietta Hicks - Boley
Ms. Sharon Hill-Wooten - Idabel
Mr. Albert Johnson Sr. Lawton 

Dr. Wanda Pollard Johnson - Oklahoma City

Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr. – Clearview  
Mr. Jimmie White – Warner   


Ms. Rita Cooksey - Okemah

Ms. Anita Arnold – Oklahoma City

Mr. Bruce Fisher - Oklahoma City

Ms. Claudett Goss - Oklahoma City

Mrs. Marilyn Jackson - Clearview
Mrs. Shirley Nero – Clearview

Mr. Harold Roberts - Oklahoma City





Membership Brochure (pdf)


OAAE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Programs

"Footprints" are  extensions of the programs which include the inductee bios and a pictorial history of their family life.

2011 Induction Program (pdf)


2012 Induction Program (pdf)


2013 Induction Program (pdf)


2014 Induction Program (pdf)


2015 Induction Program (pdf)


2016 Induction Program (pdf)


2017 Induction Program (pdf)


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The OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Oklahoma African American educators and promoting a philosophy of sharing their educational heritage.

  Site location:  302 West Main

Clearview, Oklahoma 74880

Exit 227 - Interstate I-40 - Six miles East of Okemah.


By Appointment only

         918 260-8132         


Photos from Photo Gallery

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2011 - 2017