Norman Bryant, President

1985 President’s Greeting

Our first annual presentation of the Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to the Flint community is one that we hope will be a tradition in the coming years. There were many hours of hard work put in over the past year by the executive board members and all of those who took part in making this glorious production tonight. We are grateful to everyone who had a part in making it happen.

Our goal is to preserve and exhibit the history of former Afro-American professional, semi-professional, college, high school, sandlot players and teams from as early as possible to the present.

We are dedicated to the research and preservation of the role that Afro-American athletes have played in the sports pictures of this State of Michigan and Flint in particular. Our motto is: “To Preserve, Not Compete.”

We would like to thank the city of Flint, the Vet’s Club, business firms, educational institutions, churches, civic and social groups who have contributed this year to the support of our first induction ceremony. Your commitment and response tells us that you believe in it too.

So, with great pleasure we salute all the inductees and the special awardees of 1985. Flint can be proud of you. TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT!

Norman R. Bryant,