Hall of Fame: 'Lift Me Up'

Essay by wildlife131College, UndergraduateA-, December 2006

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Have you ever wondered where all the 'Greats' have gone? Well, I know for a fact that a majority of them live on in the memories that lie in the Bronx Community College Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was originated in late 1800 to the early 1900 when our college was New York University. It's amazing how many people they have in this magnificent monument. The Hall of Fame has everyone from authors, educators, architects, inventors, military leaders, judges, theologians, philanthropists, humanitarians, scientists, statesmen, artists, musicians, actors, and explorers. I truly believe that it is incredible. I have learned so much about our history from just taking a little stroll. One thing that I don't like about the Hall of Fame is that there is a lack of diversity, but I can't blame them. Just look at the years the Hall of Fame was conceived. To be honest, I was surprised to see as many black heroes in the Hall of fame as I did.

Time has changed, we are now in 2006, and I believe that the Hall of Fame need a "lift me up". You see, over the years new and improved heroes have came about which deserve to be nominated in the hall of fame. To be eligible for nomination, a person must have been a native born or naturalized citizen of the United States must have been dead for 25 years and must have made a major contribution to the economic, political, or cultural life of the nation. One thing I might change in the way the nominees get nominated is the length in time someone need to be dead and the fact that the nominee needs to be a citizen. I do agree that one should have made a major contribution to the...