Henry Lewis Suggs, Ph.D.
The Preeminent Scholar of the Black Press in America
 
Original dining hall, North Carolina Central University. Photograph courtesy of the Duke University Rare Book and Manuscript Collection.



Class photograph on the steps of Avery Auditorium, North Carolina Central University, c. 1920. Photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.


Images of North Carolina Central University and Durham in the early 1900s. Photographs courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.

James Edward Shepard: A History of North Carolina Central University (NCCU): 1875-1947

James E. Shepard, the founder of North Carolina Central University, was the grandson of Richard Shepard, who was born a slave on a North Carolina plantation. James E. Shepard would go on to become a leader in education for African Americans in the 20th century.


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Now available: Dr. Suggs' essay "NCCU: The First Day, The First Class, October 1910 (Centennial)," a snapshot of the university's early days.

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James E. Shepard, founder of North Carolina Central University, in 1925. Photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.


Original Administration Building, North Carolina Central University, c. 1910. Photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.


Original boys' dormitory, North Carolina Central University. Photograph courtesy of the Durham Herald-Sun. Copyright The Durham Herald Company.