On Display for #HispanicHeritageMonth: “Cosechando Esperanza: La Historia de César Chávez” by Kathleen Krull.









For #HispanicHeritageMonth, Dr. Lenora Hayes organized two displays #InsideChesnuttLibrary. Her displays feature books written by or about people of Hispanic descent. Dr. Hayes is the Assistant Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures Department. #HispanicHeritageMonth is from September 15th - October 15th. 





#LibraryDisplay #ChesnuttLibrary #KathleenKrull #HispanicHeritage #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.30.2014)






 (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

On Display for #HispanicHeritageMonth: “Cosechando Esperanza: La Historia de César Chávez” by Kathleen Krull.

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, Dr. Lenora Hayes organized two displays #InsideChesnuttLibrary. Her displays feature books written by or about people of Hispanic descent. Dr. Hayes is the Assistant Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures Department. #HispanicHeritageMonth is from September 15th - October 15th.

#LibraryDisplay #ChesnuttLibrary #KathleenKrull #HispanicHeritage #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.30.2014)


(at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

Don’t forget join us #InsideChesnuttLibrary on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room for a presentation by Mrs. Christine Ingram Hockaday on the #NewHanoverCounty Slave Deeds. #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos #NorthCarolina #SlaveDeeds #History #academiclibrary #library #libraryevents #FayettevilleNC (9.30.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

Don’t forget join us #InsideChesnuttLibrary on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room for a presentation by Mrs. Christine Ingram Hockaday on the #NewHanoverCounty Slave Deeds. #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos #NorthCarolina #SlaveDeeds #History #academiclibrary #library #libraryevents #FayettevilleNC (9.30.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

[From the New Books Shelf]: “The Social Media Manifesto” by @mindshare_uk social media strategist @JedHallam





From the publisher @Palgrave: “With insights from global leaders and thinkers, Hallam presents a new way of working in the digital world by not only understanding your own structure but delving into the vast amount data now available on customers. He argues that the social media revolution is not just about technology or marketing, but about human insight and engagement. By studying the trends of consumers, markets and competitors, Hallam shows companies how to construct a better, more social brand and therefore a better business.”




You can check this book out #InsideChesnuttLibrary! 





#SocialMedia #NewBooks #BookCover #JedHallam #Bookstagram #BooksOutside #PalgraveMacmillan #PicturesOfText #NewBooksShelf #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.29.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

[From the New Books Shelf]: “The Social Media Manifesto” by @mindshare_uk social media strategist @JedHallam

From the publisher @Palgrave: “With insights from global leaders and thinkers, Hallam presents a new way of working in the digital world by not only understanding your own structure but delving into the vast amount data now available on customers. He argues that the social media revolution is not just about technology or marketing, but about human insight and engagement. By studying the trends of consumers, markets and competitors, Hallam shows companies how to construct a better, more social brand and therefore a better business.”


You can check this book out #InsideChesnuttLibrary!

#SocialMedia #NewBooks #BookCover #JedHallam #Bookstagram #BooksOutside #PalgraveMacmillan #PicturesOfText #NewBooksShelf #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.29.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

Christina Ingram Presentation on New Hanover County Slave Deeds, Join Us on Thursday 10/2 at 2pm in Board Room (9.29.2014)

Christina Ingram to Present on @NewHanoverCo Slave Deeds, Join Us Thurs. 10/2 at 2pm in #ChesnuttLibrary #BroncoPride

Please join us in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd for a presentation by Mrs. Christine Ingram Hockaday on the New Hanover County Slave Deeds.

Christina Ingram Presentation on New Hanover County Slave Deeds, Join Us on Thursday 10/2 at 2pm in Board Room (9.29.2014)

Mrs. Hockaday’s presentation describes a research project conducted by students at the Cape Fear Community College on pre-Civil War property records of enslaved…

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#BannedBooksWeek: ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ by #JamesBaldwin is a fictional account of a young man living in Harlem in the 1930’s and his relationship with his strict preacher-father. As recently as 2011, this book was challenged/banned because it is “rife with profanity and explicit sex.” #GoTelIItOnTheMountain #InsideChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#BannedBooksWeek: ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ by #JamesBaldwin is a fictional account of a young man living in Harlem in the 1930’s and his relationship with his strict preacher-father. As recently as 2011, this book was challenged/banned because it is “rife with profanity and explicit sex.” #GoTelIItOnTheMountain #InsideChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#BannedBooksWeek: ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by the late #MayaAngelou. A memoir of Angelou growing up Black in the 1930’s and 1940’s, this biography has been banned/challenged because of its sexually explicit content; some schools still require parental permission before #IKnowWhyTheCagedBirdSings can be read. This particular book is housed in #ChesnuttArchives. #InsideChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #bookcover #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#BannedBooksWeek: ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by the late #MayaAngelou. A memoir of Angelou growing up Black in the 1930’s and 1940’s, this biography has been banned/challenged because of its sexually explicit content; some schools still require parental permission before #IKnowWhyTheCagedBirdSings can be read. This particular book is housed in #ChesnuttArchives. #InsideChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #bookcover #FayState #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#BannedBooksWeek: ‘Women in Love’ by D.H. Lawrence. This book sparked controversy over its sexual content; it has been declared obscene. You can checkout this banned/challenged book #InsideChesnuttLibrary! #DHLawrence #ChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #bookcover #FayState #BroncoPride #academiclibrary (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#BannedBooksWeek: ‘Women in Love’ by D.H. Lawrence. This book sparked controversy over its sexual content; it has been declared obscene. You can checkout this banned/challenged book #InsideChesnuttLibrary! #DHLawrence #ChesnuttLibrary #picturesoftext #bookcover #FayState #BroncoPride #academiclibrary (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#FlashbackFriday: Amber Covington (#ChesnuttArchives) and LaTasha Jones (#ChesnuttReference) — Staff members dressed in regalia to walk in the academic processional at #FallConvocation on September 4th, 2014. #FBF #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #FSUBroncos #BroncoPride #FayState18 (9.26.2014)  (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#FlashbackFriday: Amber Covington (#ChesnuttArchives) and LaTasha Jones (#ChesnuttReference) — Staff members dressed in regalia to walk in the academic processional at #FallConvocation on September 4th, 2014. #FBF #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #FSUBroncos #BroncoPride #FayState18 (9.26.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

FSU History: Founding Fathers

In a short letter written to a local author, an unknown member of the Andrew J. Chesnutt Family describes the beginnings of their father’s legacy in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The letter provides detail about his local business ventures, African American education in Cumberland County, North Carolina, and his eldest son Charles W. Chesnutt.

The letter explains that Mr. Andrew Chesnutt lived in Cleveland, Ohio at the beginning of Civil War. With his parents in Fayetteville, North Carolina he had ties to the southern town and eventually moved back with his family. He opened a grocery store on Gillespie Street but only to suffer from the lack of business from a farming community. Soon he transitioned to gain a better business footing in Fayetteville by purchasing a farm on Wilmington Road and opening a transfer business that transported goods using dray wagons.

During his lifetime, Andrew Chesnutt is noted as serving several offices including being a founding member of the Howard School, a judge of the board of elections, a Justice of the Peace, and secretary of the Zion Methodist Church.

Through the writer of this letter his legacy for education in Fayetteville places him as the forerunner for opening public schools in the area for African Americans. Andrew Chesnutt is described as an educated man who collaborated with six other men to purchase a lot of land on Gillespie Street to construct the Howard School. 

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This blog series strives to introduce the notable seven men, principals, presidents, chancellors, and other leaders credited with the founding and up building of Fayetteville State University. Over the course of this academic year, research will be provided to offer a glimpse into their lives.

Sources:

NCpedia

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program

Chesnutt Library Finding Aid