Virtual Port Hampton Lecture
Hampton Heroes 2021
Facebook Video – Monday, February 1, 7 pm
Join us on the Hampton History Museum Facebook page to view this video broadcast of this year's ceremony to honor 16 local heroes recorded on Martin Luther King Day.
On January 18, the City of Hampton held a virtual ceremony to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 16 local people who have had an impact on Hampton through a commitment to peace, justice, and progress.
The Hampton Heroes for 2021 are:
Community Leaders: Chester Lee Brown, Anderson W. Clary Jr., Jacob Heffelfinger, Lillian Epps Johnson, Lillie Mae Jones and William Alfred Smith.
Trailblazers in History: Alice Bacon, A.W.E. Bassette, Rosa Parks, Ruppert Leon Sargent, William Trusty, William Tucker, Harriet Tubman and George Wythe.
Modern-Era Trailblazers in Public Service: Linda D. Curtis and B.J. Roberts
The ceremony is usually held at the site of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hampton Heroes Memorial Plaza, a reflective spot outside the Hampton Roads Convention Center. This year, due to the spread of COVID-19, the event was held virtually instead.