The ceremony to induct Ms. Martha Foxx and Dr. Laurence Jones, connected through their work at Mississippi's Piney Woods Country Life School, will take place on Friday evening, October 18, 2013 in conjunction with APH's Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Joining the 50 outstanding legends previously inducted, are these two remarkable historic figures that literally changed lives and altered history. Their stories of accomplishment - in the face of staggering odds - are still powerfully touching lives. Dr. Jones and Ms. Foxx opened, and held open, a door that was seen as forever closed to black Americans, including those who were blind. Their heroic actions were not accomplished without personal danger and danger to their fellow workers, their supporters, and students in their charge.
For additional information on these heroes, visit http:www.aph.org/hall/news.html
Phil Hatlen and Pete Wurzburger are to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field on Friday, October 12, 2012. The Hall of Fame for the Blindness Field is housed at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in Louisville, Kentucky. The Hall, which belongs to the entire field of blindness, is dedicated to preserving the tradition of excellence manifested by specific individuals through the history of outstanding services provided to people who are blind or visually impaired in North America.
For more information about the induction of Phil Hatlen and Pete Wurzburger, visit the website at http://www.aph.org/hall_fame/index.html