Yesterday the inaugural class was inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame. They are: (Historical) Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Thomas Edison, (General) Harriet Tubman, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, Toni Morrison, (Sports) Yogi Berra, Bill Bradley, Vince Lombardi, (Enterprise) Buzz Aldrin, Malcolm Forbes, Robert Wood Johnson, (Arts & Entertainment) Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep, and Bruce Springsteen.
Governor Corzine introduced the Class of 2007 at the NJ State House while the Hall of Fame continues to seek permanent quarters. The inductees were selected from a list of more than 125 potential Hall of Famers. That list was organized into five categories and presented to the Voting Academy, a select group made up of 150 of the state’s most prominent organizations as well as former Governors and chaired by Governor Corzine. ArtPride NJ is honored to be a member of the Voting Academy!
The NJ Hall of Fame will hold a gala red carpet induction ceremony with many NJ celebrities in attendance on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the NJ Performing Arts Center.