Past Spotlight Honorees


  1. VIVIAN MCKOY

    Historian NECD


    NECD

  2. Lenora Smith

    Health (PEACH)
    District 5

  3. Denise Forbes

    Historian
    The Bottom

  4. Cynthia Penn halal

    Art/Education
    Walltown Children's Theater

  5. Audrey Mitchell

    Historian
    Walltown 

  6. Mrs. chavis

    Historian
    District 5

  7. Dr. sharon bynum

    Health/ CARRE 


  8. Pauli Murray

     West End Episcopalian Priest, Lawyer,


     Feminist, Co-founder of NOW in 1966



  9. Adili ortez

    Activist

    NECD


  10. Stella adams


    Consulting Firm, Business Consulting

  11. NNENNA FREELON

    Entertainment

  12. DEDREANA FREEMAN

    District 1 Council Member


    District 5

  13. JILLIAN JOHNSON

    At-Large Council Member,
    Mayor Pro Temp

  14. CORA COLE-MCFADDEN

    District 1 Council Member

  15. TIFFANY ELDERS 

    Developer, Contractor Durham Business

  16. JAVIERA CABALLERO 

    Durham NC 1ST Latina Council member 

  1. SYLVIA KERCKHOFF 

    City Council Member,
    Mayor of Durham 

  2. CECELIA POLANCE

    Food Truck owner, Nonprofit Pupusas for Education 

  3. LEIGH KATHRYAN BONNER

    Bee Downtown Founder/CEO 

  4. NICOLE OXENDINE

    Empower Dance Studio 

  5. MORGAN SIEGEL

    Jeddah's Tea Business Owner  

  6. ROSELIA FLORES 

    Entrepreneur/ La Superior market  

  7. MEGAN & MARGARET GEORGE 

    Business Owners / The Zen Succulents 

  8. GABRIELA KAVANAUGH

    Business Owners/ Caballo Rojo 

  9. VALERIE JACKSON &
    JOI STEPNEY

    Business Owners/ Hairizon 




  10. DEBBIE ROYSTER  

    Duke Health
    Community activist

  11. KIMBERLY MONROE  

    Community Health

  12. MRS. ALICE CHEEK

    Community Activist 
    District 5

  13. MARION LAMBERT  

    Community Activist 
    District 5

  14. MS. IRIS FISHER   

    Community Activist 
    District 5 - Old Five Points

  15. MS. MARGE CLEMENTS

    Hosiery Mill Senior Activist
    District 5

  16. MS. BEATRICE JACKSON

    Community Activist
    District 1


  1. MS.  ESTELLA BELL

    Community Activist
    District 1


  2. CAMRYN SMITH

    NECD Community Activist
    District 1


  3. CAROLINE ROGERS 

    Community Activist
    District 1


  4. VERONICA TERRY 

    Community Activist
    District 1


  5. JACKIE WAGGSTAFF 

    DPS Board, Council Member,
    and Community Activist


  6. DELPHINE SELLERS 

    Nonprofit Health Care 


  7. KEISHA SATTERWHITE 

    Ellbery Creek/ Environmentalist  


  8. ELLEN WHITWORTH 

    Nonprofit Bridges/ Sickle Cell Anemia  


  9. GWYN SILVER

    Community Activist 
    District 1


  10. DOT KELLEY

    Community Activist 
    District 1


  11. KIMBERLIE WYNN

    Coalition PEACH 
    District 1


  12. ANNIE WOOTEN

    Church Leader/ NECD/ 
    Districts 1 & 4


  13. KATHY JACKSON

    Health/ Durham
    District 1


  14. KRISTEN HENRY (we,they,them)

    Community Activist
    District 1


  15. LA'TANYA GILCHRIST  

    Community Activist
    District 1 




  16. LORISA SEIBEL   

    Reinvestment Partners

  1. PILAR ROCHA-GOLDBERG MPH  

    CEO/President EL Centro Hispano

  2. TIA HALL   

    Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People 




  3. JOAN MORRISON    

    Church Leader / Community Activist  




  4. WILMA LIVERPOOL   

    Reparations/ Community Activist  




  5. DEBORAH GILES   

    Director of Equity & Inclusion Department
    City of Durham  




  6. DR. SAVAI HAMM SMITH   

    UWin Life Coach International and DocSmith Realty



  7. DORIS LYON 

     Arrested in 1943 for refusing to go to the back of the bus
     in 1943, before Rosa Parks



  8. JOCELYN MCKISSICK & ELAINE RICHARDSON

    Sued to have daughters admitted to
    City's predominantly white high school



  9. Annie Vample
    Historian, Business Owner, Humanitarian


    Walltown



  10. STELLA ADAMS
    Fair Housing Leader, Activist, Founder and
    CEO of S J Adams Consulting, Board of Soil and Water 




  11. LEVONYA ALLISON
    First Woman as Chair of the Durham
    Committee on the Affairs of Black People 




  12. ZENA HOWARD FAIA    

    Principal & Managing Director at Perkin+Will   




  13. TRACEY HAWKINS

    Thriving on the Spectrum Founder / Advocate for Children with Autism


  14. SHARON DAVIS  

    First African American Woman Elected
     as Durham County Register of Deeds  




  15. DIANE CURRIER 

    Business Owner
    Honeygirl Meadery