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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Josephus Daniels (1862-1948)

With control of their states secured, younger white leaders began to call for a "New South" that would turn away from past conflicts to focus on industrial development, urban growth, and educational progress. Leaders of the reopened university embraced these goals and inspired students with their vision. University alumni who led the New South movement in North Carolina included educators Charles Duncan McIver and Edwin A. Alderman, Governor Charles B. Aycock, newspaper publisher Josephus Daniels, and industrialist Julian S. Carr.