A national figure in the civil rights movement, an architect who was founding dean of the N.C. State University School of Design and the creator of the Mini Page are among the inductees into the Raleigh Hall of Fame this year.
The names of the eight people and two organizations to be inducted this fall were released Tuesday. They will join 96 other people and 17 other organizations who have been inducted since 2005.
The new inductees are:• Katherine B. “Kit” Boney, a fundraising professional and a dedicated volunteer who was instrumental in the development of Historic Yates Mill County Park and Historic Oak View Park.
• Rev. Dr. David C. Forbes, Sr., a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University and a key driver in the American civil rights movement.
• Betty Debnam Hunt, creator of The Mini Page, an award-winning weekly designed for children and now syndicated to approximately 500 newspapers nationwide.
• Henry L. Kamphoefner, founding dean of the N.C. State University School of Design, whose influence resulted in Raleigh having one of the nation’s largest collections of modernist houses.
• Claude E. McKinney, a chief contributor to the design of Research Triangle Park, dean of the NCSU School of Design, and lead planner and director of NCSU’s Centennial Campus.
• James Gregory Poole Jr., a businessman whose contributions to civic life have benefited myriad community organizations, including WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Rex Hospitals, The Healing Place and the YMCA.
• George D. Williams, an educator and track coach at St. Augustine’s University, and coach of the U.S. men’s teams in Spain, Canada and Cuba, and at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
• Richard Peyton Woodson III, a business leader, humanitarian and philanthropist who devoted his time and resources to advance education and the arts throughout the Triangle and beyond.
• The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
• The Salvation Army of Wake County
The induction ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 7 at the Raleigh Convention Center.