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Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard

Reginald K. Ellis


The purpose of this manuscript is threefold. First, it will serve as a cultural biography of Dr. James Edward Shepard and the National Religious Training Institute and Chautauqua for the Negro Race and later the North Carolina College for Negroes (which became North Carolina Central University). Second, it will argue that black college presidents of the early twentieth century such as Shepard were more than academic leaders; they were race leaders. Shepard’s role at the NRTIC/NCC was to develop a race through this institution. Lastly, this study argues that Shepard, like most black college pre ... More

Keywords: James Edward Shepard, National Religious Training Institute and Chautauqua for the Negro Race, North Carolina College for Negroes, black college presidents, Jim Crow

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056609
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reginald K. Ellis, author
Florida A&M University