"The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP]. This organization, under the leadership of James Williams as its president, hopes to gain momentum as time progresses." From Shaw University’s 1961 The Bear yearbook (page 70).
In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting images from the yearbooks of historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina.
"Shaw University has been called the mother of African-American colleges in North Carolina. North Carolina Central, Elizabeth City State, and Fayetteville State Universities were founded by Shaw graduates. The founder of Livingstone College spent his first two college years at Shaw before transferring to Lincoln University, and what is now A&T State University … . In addition, the Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was an outgrowth of a conference held on the campus of Shaw University in 1960.” Read more …
Copyright University Archives, Shaw University. Courtesy of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.