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Greater than EqualAfrican American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965$
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Sarah Caroline Thuesen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780807839300

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469609706_Thuesen

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The High Cost of It All

The High Cost of It All

James E. Shepard and Higher Education Equalization

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(p.89) Chapter Three The High Cost of It All
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Greater than Equal
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Sarah Caroline Thuesen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807839300.003.0004

This chapter examines James E. Shepard who was a remarkable black leader and educator in North Carolina. A prominent politician, Shepard encouraged the state to consolidate the South's first publicly sustained black liberal arts college in 1925 and later stressed for the North Carolina College for Negroes as a fully-fledged university. This chapter explores Shepard's struggle in his career and life to expand the equalization of higher education and to restrict NAACP-backed efforts to integrate the University of North Carolina. The chapter also discusses other historical settlers and black institute builders of higher education desegregation.

Keywords:   James E. Shepard, North Carolina, Jim Crow, NAACP, higher education, desegragation

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