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Dr. James E. Shepard Statue by William H. Zorach

  • North Carolina Central University, in front of Clyde R Hoey Administration
  • Durham, NC 27701

Son of Augustus Shepard, former pastor of White Rock Baptist Church, James graduated from Shaw University in pharmacy but followed his father into the ministry. He founded the National Religious Training School and Chatauqua in 1910, which later became North Carolina Central University, serving as president until his death in 1947. His statue stands in front of the campus administration building.

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