Durham, N.C. – A collection of 105 artifacts dating back to the early years of North Carolina Central University will be exhibited on campus July 1 in celebration of the university’s 105th anniversary on July 5, 2015.

The pop-up exhibit will be in Room 110 of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will remain on display afterward on the university website at nccu.edu/105years.

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Special guests for the celebration include Ms. Maggie P. Bryant, a member of the Class of 1938 who will be 100 years old on July 2, 2015 – born just five years after the campus was founded as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. Family members of founder Dr. James E. Shepard also will attend and be recognized.

Among items to be displayed are the 1929 campus yearbook, a 1947 report from the U.S. President’s Committee on Civil Rights, a 1975 vinyl recording by the University Choir, and photographs of visits to campus by former Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton, as well as President Barack Obama.

The 105th Anniversary Collection is curated by the University Archives, Records and History Center with assistance from Alicia Melton, a student in the School of Library and Information Science. For more information, contact Andre’ D. Vann, coordinator of University Archives, at 919-530-6254 oravann@nccu.edu.

North Carolina Central University prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Flagship programs include science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, nursing, education, law, business and the arts. Founded in 1910 as a liberal arts college for African-Americans, NCCU remains committed to diversity in higher education. Our alumni are among the nation’s most successful scientists, researchers, educators, attorneys, artists and entrepreneurs.  Visit www.nccu.edu.  

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