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Spring 4-9-2022


Ezekiel Ezra Smith (b. May 23, 1852 – d. December 6, 1933) was an educator, soldier, statesman, and businessman. He served as the principal and later president of the North Carolina State Colored Normal School of Fayetteville, later known as Fayetteville State University for over forty years. Currently, the available digital materials range from 1874-1907.

Biography and image of the history marker are courtesy of the State Library of North Carolina and NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Catalogs are courtesy of Shaw University Archives. Deeds are courtesy of Cumberland County Register of Deeds.