North Carolina Central University

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North Carolina Central University (NCCU or NC Central), a state-supported liberal arts public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.

It was founded by Dr. James E. Shepard with the Chautauqua movement in 1909. It was made part of the state system in 1923, when it first received state funding and was renamed as Durham State Normal School.

It added graduate classes in arts and sciences and professional schools in law and library science in the late 1930s and 1940s.

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