The is the first and only collection of the writings and speeches of James E. Shepard, founder and president of the first State-supported Liberal Arts College for African Americans in the United States.
James Edward Shepard was an African-American leader between 1900 and 1947. He was, however, more than a race leader. Shepard was a minister, politician, pharmacist, entrepreneur, world traveler, civil servant, businessman, one of the founders of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (the world's largest African-American Life Insurance Company), president of the International Denominational Sunday School Convention, one of the founders of Mechanics and Farmers Bank of Durham, President of the North Carolina Teachers Association, and a visionary.
Dr. Shepard was active in several social and fraternal organizations. He was Grand Mast of The Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, Grand Patron of the Eastern Star of North Carolina, and Secretary of Finances for the Knights of Pythia. He was on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Hospital of Durham, the Oxford (NC) Colored Orphanage, member of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Agricultural Society, and Field Superintendent of Work Among Negros for the International Sunday School Association.
He was also an educator, historian, and scholar. He was founder and president of North Carolina Central University, the first State-supported Liberal Arts College for African Americans in the United States.
1.Introduction to book
2.Negro Contributions to the Literature of the World
1.Liberty, Not Lawlessness
1.The Negro as a Real Estate Dealer
1.The Possibilities and Opportunities of the Negro in the South
2.The Challenge of the South
3.Is The North or the South Fairer to the Negro? (The South)
1.Message to the Negro Race
2.America and the Race Problem
3.Racial Relationships in North Carolina
1.Work Among the Negroes
2.Work Among the Negroes in America
3.Religious Education among the Negroes
4.Religious Training, the Hope of the Negro Race
1.The True Solution
2An Appeal Supported By Facts and Reason
3.Are the People of North Carolina Willing to Approve this Request?
4.A Message from Our President
6.Education in a Democracy
1.Colored Men (Should) Vote For Taft
2.Cuba and Her People
1.The Spirit of North Carolina
2Inter Racial Progresses in North Carolina
- Racial Discrimination
- Discrimination Against Negroes
1.Democracy and Education
2.Plea for Democracy
4These Eighty Years
XIII.WORLD WAR TWOCommentary
1.Letter To President Franklin D. Roosevelt
2.Let’s Win the War
3. Our Mutual Tasks