NCCU Removes Name Of Segregationist From Building – WUNC

North Carolina Central University officially unveiled the new name of its administration building Wednesday. The name of former North Carolina governor, Clyde Hoey, a known segregationist, is no longer on the building at the historically black institution.

University administrators, staff, alumni and students cheered as the new name was displayed. It’s not a big surprise North Carolina Central renamed the building after its founder, James E. Shepard. For years, there have been grumblings from students and alumni about having Governor Clyde Hoey’s name on the school’s main building.

Carolyn Green Boone is Shepard’s great, granddaughter. She says the renaming fills her with pride and joy. Boone says it was clear how Hoey’s named ended up on the administration building.

“Most people didn’t understand he was a staunch segregationist. And that one of the reasons he gave us money was to keep us over here so we wouldn’t try to come over there, to UNC,” said Boone, after the ceremony. (Read more)


Durham NC: On Saturday I Was At NC Central To Support My Cousin Cedric Blossom During The Morgan State vs NC Central

On Saturday I took the trip to NCCU along with my brother in law Michael Clark, nephew Jaquon and my son CJ to support cousin Cedric Blossom. The game started out close but towards the half-time Central began to get a comfortable lead. Overall though Cedric had a decent game. See Cedric stats.

Morgan State will play Greensboro A & T on Monday at 7:30 PM.

Cedric Blossom is the son of my cousin Tammye Harris Blossom and Ira Eugene Blossom formerly of Pinetops NC and we all were graduates of SouthWest Edgecombe Class of 1981.

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