Benson Museum Seeking Honoree Nominations For 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration

The Board of Directors of the Benson Museum of Local History is seeking nominations for an honoree at the 2019 Black History Month Open House.

Do you know someone that has been a pioneer for the African American community in Benson? If so, please consider nominating them to be honored during the event. The chosen winner will be honored for their contributions to the African American community, and Benson as a whole.

This is also an excellent time for friends, relatives, and other community members to show the honoree how much their work and life has been appreciated.

This could be a business owner, a civic leader, an educator, a tireless volunteer, or any other worthwhile citizen of Benson that has positively affected the community.

This year, the Museum Board will select the honoree using a set of weighted criteria:

  • Nominee’s impact in black community (30%)
  • Nominee’s impact in/for Benson (25%)
  • Nominee’s volunteer experience in Benson (15%)
  • Nominee’s volunteer experience in Benson (15%)
  • Nominee has resided in Benson (10%)
  • Nominee’s impact on County/State/National Level (10%)
  • Nominee’s community and/or political engagement (10%)

Past Recipients include — 2018, Fred Nelson, 2017 Peggy Alford, 2016 Harvey Johnson, 2015 Rosa Clark, 2014 Annie Pearl Clark Mack, 2013 Frances Williams, 2012 Johnnie Barfield Greene

Nominations are due by November 15, 2018. For more information email Terry Hobgood at the Benson Museum of Local History at