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Leon Russell, Joy Harjo among 2022 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees

Musician Leon Russell dies, wife says
Posted at 10:19 AM, May 23, 2022

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Hall of Fame announced its 2022 Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, including Tulsa area natives Leon Russell and Joy Harjo.

Russell, a longtime musician, is the only member of this year's honorees to be inducted posthumously:

  • Sue Ann Arnall, Poteau
  • Bob Blackburn, Oklahoma City
  • Chet Cadieux, Tulsa
  • Patty Gasso, Norman
  • F. Roger Hardesty, Tulsa
  • Joy Harjo, Tulsa
  • Pamela McCauley, Oklahoma City
  • Leon Russell (posthumous), Tulsa.

Harjo is the first Native American to be named the U.S. Poet Laureate.

Learn more about the 2022 inductees here.


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