Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College gets a new director
The nation's oldest Hall of Fame has a new member and it's not an inductee. Dennis McEvoy is the new director at the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, a landmark built in the early 1900's.
The Hall of Fame is a little known treasure situated on the campus of Bronx Community College. Some of those inducted into the Hall of Fame include Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Jefferson, Booker T. Washington and Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. The first inductees were statesman and then the Hall of Fame was expanded to include artists, women and other great American figures.
The last inductee was Franklin Delanor Roosevelt in 1973. That's something McEvoy would like to change. He says, "We think it's now time to restore this to an active institution."
To be selected, Americans must have made a significant impact on human advancement and must be dead for 25 years before being nominated.