2024 Honoree: Alex Haley

with Special Guest Lamar Alexander

Master of Ceremonies: Hallerin Hilton Hill

Presented By:

On March 1, 2024, the Museum of Appalachia presented their third Heroes of Southern Appalachia Dinner & Awards Ceremony–live from the Museum grounds.

Each Heroes of Southern Appalachia award is presented to a person of Southern Appalachian heritage, who embodies the spirit of the region with characteristics of perseverance, fortitude, self-reliance, and service. The accomplishments of each recipient have brought greater awareness and understanding of Appalachian culture.

Sponsored By:

Gary & Sandy Wade · Sam & Ann Furrow · Steve Dean & Daryl Fansler · Natalie & Jim Haslam, II