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Sesquicentennial/FSU @ 150

Convocation: Happy 150th Fayetteville State University!

Fayetteville State University Historical Programs

We are planning a sure to join us during the 2017-2018 Academic Year as we honor our FSU ancestors and celebrate our future.

Historical Projects Committee:

Dr. Adegoke Ademiluy, (Chair)

Dr. Stanley Johnson, (Co-Chair)

Dr. Kelli Cardenas Walsh, (Co-Chair) 

Dr. Linda Tomlinson,

Ms. Jan Squire Whitfiled,                      

Special Historical Projects:

       9/14 - 10/14/17 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

       Civil Rights and FSU | A Historical Display

       RJSC Lobby

        A visual display commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on Fayetteville State University and the local community.

  • Play; founding of FSU and E.E. Smith Era
  • FSU @150 Points of Distinction
  • FSU Yearbook
  • E.E. Smith House and Chesnutt Tour
  • FSU Sesquicentennial Song
  • 1867: Deeds Not Words (Exhibition)

    Rosenthal Gallery

    Opening Sept 21 5-8 pm "A multi-media exhibition designed to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University with an education experience on the founding of the Howard School, using history, humanities and the arts.  This exhibition will inform the public of the history of the founding of the institution, thereby filling in a missing narrative and knowledge of the black community in Fayetteville during the 19th Century.  This is a moving exhibition and will be relocated to the Museum of the Cape Fear on February 3, 2018. Reception on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5-8:00 p.m.  Open to the Public.

Research Projects: 

Do you have pictures of FSU founders? have you ever seen images of all seven founders? currently only three (T. Lomas, A.J. Chesnutt, R. Simmons) of the seven have been photographically identified. If you have a lead on where we might have luck locating images of M. Leary, G. Grange(r), N. Carter, D. Bryant please contact 

Did you attend the Newbold Teacher training school? We would love to have your rememberances and copy your photographs. Please contact Dr. Kelli Cardenas Walsh or Nicholle Young 


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