302 West Main Street, Clearview, OK 74880, US


Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.

Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.
Oklahoma  African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.

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

Postponed Due to COVID-19

2020 Induction Ceremony


Due to concern of COVID-19 and the health of all involve, the Board of Directors of OAAFOF have postponed the 10th Anniversary and Induction Ceremony until September 25, 2021.  All nominations will be accepted until  June 12, 2020 and held until next year.   

About Us

Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, Inc.

 Nominations are now open for the Tenth Annual Inductions Ceremony 2020

E. M. “Nat” Watson Jr. Athletic Scholarship Awardees


E. M. “Nat” Watson Jr. Athletic Scholarship

E. M. “Nat” Watson Jr. Athletic Scholarship

  •      This scholarship is named in honor of Coach E. M. "Nat" Watson Jr. for his prowess on the football field and his connection with youth and team sports.  This scholarship is generously  funded by Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Ford  and several former football players  of Shawnee High School under Coach Watson.  Coach Watson had a major impact on the life and success of Mr. Ford and in return this scholarship has been established to continue the legacy of making a difference in the lives of young athletes as Coach Watson did for so many.
         This scholarship is open to male and female athletes who attend and graduate from an Oklahoma Public school that will attend college full-time at an Oklahoma accredited institution. Preference will be given to African American students. The amount awarded will be contingent upon monies available each year and may vary. The selection process will  conclude April 1st of each year and recipients will be notified in writing. Recipients will be asked to attend the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame banquet in September .    The application is now open and will close on  March 1, 2020.  

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

            Tenth Annual 



         Induction Ceremony.

Friday, September 25, 2020

                7:00 p.m. 

       Dinner & Ceremony

  •    Oklahoma History Center

Announcing the 2019 Inductees.

Make plans now to honor your favorite teacher or administrator, reserve your tables now.

  Send reservation with check or money order soon to Henrietta Hicks.  Seating limited.



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.

OAAE Hall of Fame, Inc.




Membership Brochure (pdf)


OAAE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Programs

Programs include the inductee bios  and program for the Induction Ceremony.

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)


2018 Induction Program (pdf)


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

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

Purchase your Induction Ceremony Photos here

2011 - 2018