List of Past Recipients

2014

Billy Burbank III
Guy LaBree
John Lulias 
Bob Pitt 

2013

Laurence Cutts 
O. L. Samuels 
Neri Torres 

2012

Mack Brooks 
Clarita Filgueiras 
Dolly Jacobs 
Nicario Jiménez 

2011

George Soffos
Bob Stone 

2010

Anastasios "Taso" Karistinos 
Mieko Kubota 
Gary & Audrey Revell 

2009

Pete Clemons 
Langston Longley 
Romeo Ragbir 
George Saroukos 
Ann Yao 

2008

Joseph Johnson 
Luis Ezequiel Torres 
Nicholas Toth 
Mike Wilder 

2007

Jean-Marie Denis 
Tomás Granado 
Almann Ulysse 

2006

Michael A. Berg 
Aida Etchegoyen 
Liliane Nérette Louis 
Wayne & Marty Scott 

2005

Michael Kernahan 
Wayne Martin 
Ruby C. Williams 

2004

Konstantinos Maris 
Stuart Pacetti 
Manuel Velazquez 

2003

Kauii'healani Mahikoa Brandt
Troy Demps

2002

Charles Atkins 
Sullivan & Iola Pugh
J. Russell Reaver
David "Rock Bottom" C. York

2001

Eugenia Sisinni Fitchen 
Bobby Henry
Alexander J. Jasiukowicz 
James Kelly 
Henry Ohumukini, Jr. 
Richard Seaman

2000

Joseph Killgore
Joe Zeytoonian 

1999

Barbara Beauchamp
Willie James 
Edward J. Keeney
Clayton Raulerson*  

1998

Henry John Billie
Ola Kryway 
J. L. McMullen
Lewellyn Roberts
Manuel Vega, Sr.

1997

The Epstein Brothers 
Alexander McBride
Robert James Rudd 
Maude E. Scott 

1996

Emelia Fernandez 
Don Grooms
Kazuko Law 

1995

Willie Claude Eason
Margaret Horvath 
Glen Simmons

1994

John K. Gianaros
Major Hollis
Betty Mae Jumper*
Neal "Pappy" McCormick
Tommy E. Walton

1993

Bobby Thomas Johns
Willie David Jones
Gamble Rogers
Frank & Ann Thomas 

1992

Lydia Cabrera
William "Washboard Bill" Cooke
Julian "Goose" Culbreath 
Bill & Jean Hewitt 
Charles "Charlie" Lewis*
The Versiteers 

1991

Myrtle E. Dudley
Theophalis May
Xavier Lopez Pellicer
Mario Sanchez
Ray Singleton

1990

Carl Allen*
Ana Isasi Blanco
George Custer 
George Katsaros
Will McLean

1989

E. W. Carswell
Zora Neale Hurston
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Nikitas Tsimouris
Robert "Chubby" Russell Wise

1988

Tom Gaskins
Flora Mae Hunter
Stetson Kennedy
Alton C. Morris*

1987

Ralph Steele Boggs
J. P. "Curly" Dekle
Ida Goodson*

1986

Edward L. Flemming, Jr.
"Diamond Teeth" Mary Smith McClain

1985

Susie Jim Billie*
Thelma Boltin*
Lucreaty Clark*
Nancy Morgan
Lillian Saunders*
E. A. "Frog" Smith, Jr.*  

* = deceased