Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896-1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University

Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896-1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University

by Lenwood G. Davis

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Overview

James Edward Shepard was an African-American leader between 1900 and 1947. He was, however, more than a race leader. Shepard was a minister, politician, pharmacist, entrepreneur, world traveler, civil servant, businessman, one of the founders of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (the world's largest African-American Life Insurance Company), president of the International Denominational Sunday School Convention, one of the founders of Mechanics and Farmers Bank of Durham, President of the North Carolina Teachers Association, and a visionary. Dr. Shepard was active in several social and fraternal organizations. He was Grand Mast of The Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, Grand Patron of the Eastern Star of North Carolina, and Secretary of Finances for the Knights of Pythia. He was on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Hospital of Durham, the Oxford (NC) Colored Orphanage, member of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Agricultural Society, and Field Superintendent of Work Among Negros for the International Sunday School Association. He was also an educator, historian, and scholar. He was founder and president of North Carolina Central University, the first State-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611475449
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lenwood G. Davis is adjunct professor in the Department of English & Foreign Languages at Winston-Salem State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. LITERATURE
Commentary
1. Introduction to book
2. Negro Contributions to the Literature of the World
II. FREEDOM
Commentary
1. Liberty, Not Lawlessness
III. BUSINESS
Commentary
1. The Negro as a Real Estate Dealer
IV. THE SOUTH
Commentary
1. The Possibilities and Opportunities of the Negro in the South
2. The Challenge of the South
3. Is The North or the South Fairer to the Negro? (The South)
V. RACE RELATIONS
Commentary
1. Message to the Negro Race
2. America and the Race Problem
3. Racial Relationships in North Carolina
VI. RELIGION
Commentary
1. Work Among the Negroes
2. Work Among the Negroes in America
3. Religious Education among the Negroes
4. Religious Training, the Hope of the Negro Race
VII. EDUCATION
Commentary
1. The True Solution
2 An Appeal Supported By Facts and Reason
3. Are the People of North Carolina Willing to Approve this Request?
4. A Message from Our President
5. Negro Education
6. Education in a Democracy

VIII. POLITICS
Commentary
1. Colored Men (Should) Vote For Taft
IX. FOREIGN TRAVEL
Commentary
1. Foreign Travels
2. Cuba and Her People
X. NORTH CAROLINA
Commentary
1. The Spirit of North Carolina
2 Inter Racial Progresses in North Carolina
XI. DISCRIMINATION
Commentary
1.Racial Discrimination
2.Discrimination Against Negroes
XII. DEMOCRACY
Commentary
1. Democracy and Education
2. Plea for Democracy
3. Our Tasks
4 These Eighty Years
XIII. WORLD WAR TWO
Commentary
1. Letter To President Franklin D. Roosevelt
2. Let’s Win the War
3. Our Mutual Tasks
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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