The purpose of the Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor African-American individuals from Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina who excelled in their respective roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to their gift/talent. Recognition of individuals in the Hall of Fame will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community as well as serve as a historical account of the African-American presence in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina.


A hall of fame will be constructed in a display case in the main hallway foyer in the museum. All awardees, selected for induction into the Hall of Fame, will have a gold plate placed on a plaque in the display case with their name, category of award, and city/neighborhood where they lived or worked.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 4th Anniversary Gala Celebration.  Sponsorship categories follow:


Platinum Sponsor:  $2,000
Receives 16 VIP Reception tickets and (2) reserved tables (8 seats each) to the event.  Receives an individual award.  Company informational items displayed at the event and full-color advertisement on inside cover of souvenir journal.  Marketing and recognition on all social media platforms leading up to the event to include pre/post press releases.

Gold Sponsor:  $1,500
Receives 8 VIP Reception tickets and (1) reserved table (8 seats) to the event.  Receives an individual award.  Company informational items displayed at the event and full-color advertisement on back cover of souvenir journal.  Marketing and recognition on all social media platforms leading up to the event to include pre/post press releases.

Silver Sponsor:  $1,200
Receives 4 tickets to include the VIP reception and dinner/induction ceremony.  Receives an individual award.  Company informational items displayed at the event and full-color advertisement in souvenir journal.  Marketing and recognition on all social media platforms leading up to the event to include pre/post press releases.

Bronze Sponsor:  $1,000
Receives 3 tickets to include the VIP reception and dinner/induction ceremony.  Receives an individual award.  Company informational items displayed at the event and full-color advertisement in souvenir journal.  Marketing and recognition on all social media platforms leading up to the event to include pre/post press releases.

Diamond Sponsor:  $500
Receives 2 tickets to include the VIP reception and dinner/induction ceremony.  Receives an individual award.  Company informational items displayed at the event and half page-color advertisement in souvenir journal.  Marketing and recognition on all social media platforms leading up to the event to include pre/post press releases.

Donation Sponsor:  $100
Honorable mention in the program, acknowledgment at the program, ability to donate a ticket to a charitable organization, attendee, business associate, colleague, and name printed in the souvenir journal.



Eligibility for Nominations

Legacy Hall of Fame

Fourth Anniversary Induction Ceremony

Celebrity Hall of Fame

​The Legacy Hall of Fame category recognizes individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions that have had lasting value and importance and have withstood the test of time.

Sponsorships

& Cultural Center, Inc.

Museum 

African-American

Cabarrus County, North Carolina

​Kannapolis

Souvenir Journal Advertisements

Lifetime Achievement Award

Advertisements in the souvenir journal are available.  A souvenir journal will be provided for half-page ($100) advertisements and above. The following categories are listed for camera-ready and non-camera ready advertisement submissions.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Advertisement Submission Requirements:

All advertisement submissions should be camera-ready(*).  The following requirements should be adhered to for souvenir journal submissions.

  1. Submissions must be in acceptable camera-ready or digital format with out font restrictions.
  2. Digital advertisement files must be submitted via an electronic file on a USB stick, CD/DVD and must include the name of the organization/individual, along with a contact name/email address in the event that additional information is needed.
  3. To show a sample of the advertisement, a printed camera-ready advertisement is accepted. Do not submit a folded copy for submission as it will be returned. 
  4. Additional requirements include: a) PDFs must be saved with fonts embedded, b) PDFs should be saved at 300 dpi to ensure the highest quality, and c) it is recommended that all images be scanned at 300 dpi.  
  5. There is a fee for souvenir journal submissions that are not camera-ready as noted in the chart above.


Should any souvenir journal advertisement not conform accordingly, KAA-MaCC reserves the right to alter the advertiser or sponsors' advertisement to comply with specifications and to correct typographical and/or spelling errors as observed.  KAA-MaCC reserves the right to refuse any advertisement.


*Note:  The term, as used in the commercial printing industry, means that a document is, from a technical standpoint, ready to "go to press", or be printed.


To download the KAA-MaCC Sponsorship Reply Form, click here.

The Celebrity Hall of Fame category recognizes individuals from or have roots in Cabarrus and southern Rowan Couty and have attained celebrity status in their chosen careers.  These are individuals who are deemed very important and are very well known.

In the category of Lifetime Achievement, an award is presented to individuals recognized for their gift/talent and leadership in the communities throughout Cabarrus and southern Rowan County.

Residents, former residents, family members and/or kindred are eligible for nomination after their contribution was made to the African-American community in Cabarrus and southern Rowan County, North Carolina and/or other location of residence. They must be in good standing in the community where they lived as determined by the Board Members.


Such individual or institution (i.e., trailblazers) must have contributed a memorable impact on said community or in their career. Among the accomplishments taken into account will be individual (neighborhood, city, state, or national), professional achievement, educational with school impact (team accomplishments, individual school), institutional contribution/ achievement, and have a positive impact on the community at-large during their era and accomplishments thereafter.

The nomination is also open to businesses and/or churches that must have served with distinction and/or made significant contributions to African-American communities, as evidenced, for example, by the success of their administrations and the acknowledgment of same.

​KAA-MaCC Hall of Fame

Five individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at theKAA-MaCC Fourth Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 7, 2017.


Legacy Hall of Fame:  

Dr. Levi A. Gibson (deceased), first African-American medical doctor in the Centerview community of Kannapolis.


Celebrity Hall of Fame:  

Ms. Kristina L. Roberts, author (aka "Zane") and publisher of Strebor Books.

 

Lifetime Achievement Honorees:

Mr. Clarence E. Caldwell, former band leader and musician of over 70 years.

Ms. Rosella E. Caldwell, a retired educator, missionary and community leader.

Mr. Walter L. Richardson, Sr. (deceased), the first nightclub owner with live entertainment in the Bethel community in Kannapolis.

The KAA-MaCC Fourth Anniversary Gala Celebration will be held at The Kannapolis Laureate Centerlocated at  401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for the silent auction with the dinner/induction ceremony following at 6:30 p.m.  The VIP Reception will be held at the Kannapolis Train Station from 5:00-6:00 p.m.   


Larry S. White, Sr., Founder and CEO of VIP eVENTS Concierge in Annapolis, Maryland, will serve asthe Master of Ceremony.


Attire:  Formal and Semi-formal


Donations:  $100per person donation includes a VIP reception with honorees, silent auction, dinner and induction ceremony.  A donation of $45includes silent auction, dinner and induction ceremony.


Tickets:  Available for purchase by calling the KAA-MaCC Administrative Office at(704) 925-1314 or on the website (at https://www.kaa-macc.org).  Methods of payments for admission include:  cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. The deadline for ticket purchases is September 30, 2017.