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Raleigh Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Posted March 1, 2005

— The inaugural inductees for the Raleigh Hall of Fame were announced at Tuesday's Raleigh City Council meeting.

The group will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sept. 8.

· Ralph Campbell Sr. and his wife, June, for their leadership in the civil rights movement

· Everett Case -- NCSU head basketball coach 1946-65 for redefining the role of basketball throughout N.C.

· Josephus Daniels -- editor and publisher of the News and Observer for his service to the nation as secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson and Ambassador to Mexico under Franklin Roosevelt

· Marjorie Boyd Debnam -- who spent 50 years dedicated to community service for her contributions to the YWCA and The Friends of Distinction which helped shape the lives of 700 young African American men

· William Finlator -- former minister at Pullen Baptist Church for his social conscience and leadership during the civil rights movement

· A.J. Fletcher -- founder of CBC for what he gave back to his city and state through philanthropy and love of opera

· John P. Green for over 30 years of active service in preserving the city of oaks and as a community spokesman for southeast Raleigh.

· Betty Ann Knudsen -- first woman to chair the Wake County Board of Commissioners for her dedicated community service and for serving as a role model for women seeking elected office

· R. Beverley Raney and Mollie Huston Lee for their contributions to the library system

· Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson -- a pioneer female physician for her devotion to her profession and a lifetime of community service

· James "Willie" York, who built Cameron Village, the southeast's first shopping center for his community service, philanthropy and business career which spanned most of the 20th century

· The Woman's Club of Raleigh for its 100 years of volunteer efforts to make Raleigh a better place to live


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