|Honoree||Picture||Period in History||Category||Known For||Biography||Links|
|Peter Weddick Moore||1858-1934||Education||Son of Slaves|
Highly respected Leader in North Carolina Education before Integration.
President of Elizabeth State Teachers College
|Dr. Peter Weddick Moore|
|Sampson Lane Faison||1860-1940||Military Service||Brigadier General, WWI. Commander of the 30th Division that broke the Hindenburg Line.|
Recepient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Sampson L. Faison bio
|Sampson L Faison
Sampson L Faison article
|John Miller Faison||1862-1915||Politics||Congressman 1911-1915|
Chairman of Duplin County Board of Commissioners
|John Miller Faison link
John Miller Faison bio
|Mary Lyde Hicks Williams||1866-1959||Art & Cultural||Renowned Southern Artist - Completed more than 500 paintings|
State President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Vice President of the State Historical Society
|John Sprunt Hill||1869-1961||Education & Politics||Principal of Faison School 1889-1891|
Great Benefactor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Served in the Spanish American War as a Private in Troop A of Squadron A.
North Carolina State Senator
|William Edgar Thornton||1929 -||Sciences, Medicine, & Aerospace||North Carolina's first Astronaut. Two space missions on Challenger.|
Physicist Medical Doctor
Two military tours.
Inventor with 27 US patents
|Betty Ray McCain||1931-||Politics & Cultural||Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources|
UNC Board of Govenors
UNC-TV Board of Trustees
|Betty Ray McCain||Betty Ray McCain videos|