HBCU Homecoming Chronicles: North Carolina Central University 

One of the most anticipated times in the HBCU community happens every fall, HBCU homecoming season! HBCU Homecoming is more than just a weekend event; it is a family reunion and a time where alumni return to their alma maters to reconnect with old friends, faculty, and the indomitable spirit of their respective institutions. It’s a celebration of achievement, a showcase of talent, and a testament to the enduring legacy of HBCUs.  Last week on our Historically Black Since Fall 2023 Homecoming tour, we headed to Durham, NC, to visit the campus of North Carolina Central University. Founded in 1910 by pharmacist and entrepreneur James E. Shepard, NCCU is a public HBCU originally known as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race.

Here are a few more things you should know about the University:

Mascot– The athletic teams are known as the Eagles

The campus is also home to their very own law school, the North Carolina Central University School of Law

A few notable alum include:

U.S. Congressman- Eva Clayton

Former NBA player- Sam Jones

Jazz trumpeter- Max Roach

Fashion journalist- André Leon Talley

Checkout our recap videos from NCCU homecoming below:

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