A new African-American Wall of Fame is being planned for the outdoor museum at Cook’s Quarters, Omowali Lumumba said.

The Wall of Fame will acknowledge past and present Panola County residents who have made extraordinary positive contributions and achievements, including those who have given public service, those who have spent decades in their jobs, and those who have worked to better their community.

Lumumba is accepting nominations for the Wall of Fame from the public.

“I ask you all to inquire as to how your companies can submit some of your past or present outstanding workers,” Lumumba said. “Names to be honored and receive a star and personal plaque to be placed collectively with over 600 other African-American honorees who have made extraordinary positive contributions, work service announcements, etc.”

Some names going back before 1970 will be inducted and placed on the Wall of Fame for free, Lumumba said.

For more information and to submit names, call (903) 263-6698 or send to 369 S. Shelby St., Carthage, TX 75633.