A collection of 105 artifacts dating back to the early years of North Carolina Central University was exhibited on campus July 1 in celebration of the university’s 105th anniversary on July 5, 2015. The pop-up exhibit was in the James E. Shepard Memorial Library and has remained on display on the university website. Special guests… Read More 105 artifacts of North Carolina Central University
David Ferriero was a guest speaker for a Rotary Club lunch meeting at the Durham Convention Center on Monday, August 24, 12:30-1:30. David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. He stands in the middle of the above picture with Dr. Andre Vann to the left. Follow this link… Read More David S. Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States
In the 1940s, something was happening to basketball. Working out of the limelight at the North Carolina College for Negroes and borrowing ideas directly from James Naismith, basketball’s inventor, future Hall of Fame coach John McLendon had invented a fast-paced form of basketball that was literally decades ahead of its time. Across town at all-white… Read More “The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph.”
One Hundred and Forty Years Ago, James Edward Shepard was born on November 3, 1875 in Raleigh, North Carolina in the Oberlin Community to Rev. Augustus and Harriet E. Whitted Shepard. He was the eldest of 12 children born to this union and was recently recognized during the 68th Annual Founder’s Day Convocation on October… Read More 140th Anniversity of James E. Shepard
Walking into the James Shepard Library is always a pleasant experience. With the wide open entryway to the beautiful smiling faces of the staff who are ready to help you. The building holds many offices inside of it, but one that people tend to overlook (or don’t even know exists) is the archives. There, in his small… Read More Coordinator of University Archives and Instructor of Public History: Andre D. Vann
Walking into the middle floor of the Student Services building has just become a blast from the past. The Division of Student Affairs has been putting together a large collection of photos from North Carolina Central Universities past. “I want them (the students) to get the feeling that someone paved the way from them,” said… Read More Division of Student Affairs Photo Collection
From the NCCU Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at North Carolina College at Durham January 21, 2015 BY: ANDRE D. VANN, N.C. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY “The old order of segregation is passing away. The new order of freedom and human dignity is coming into being….” Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., November 13,… Read More From the NCCU Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at North Carolina College at Durham
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