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In Memorium: Funeral Services to be held for Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook at Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Tuesday

Morehouse College, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The Morehouse College community mourns the loss of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook ‘48, the former president of Dillard University, who passed away on May 29, 2017, at age 88 in his Atlanta home. Dr. Cook was a history-making educator who became the first African American tenured professor to teach at... Read More »

Duke Flags Lowered: Samuel Dubois Cook, Duke's First African-American Faculty Member, Dies

Duke Today, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Samuel Dubois Cook, the first African-American faculty member at Duke University whose career of scholarship and activism inspired numerous scholars and students of all backgrounds, died Tuesday. He was 88. Through more than 60 years in higher education, Cook had a distinguished record as a... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook, first black professor at Duke, dies at 88

Durham Herald Sun, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
DURHAM  The first African-American to hold a regular-rank, tenured post on Duke University’s faculty, Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, died Tuesday at age 88, campus officials said. He was the first black tenured professor at a predominantly white college or university in the formerly segregated... Read More »

Former Dillard University President Samuel DuBois Cook dies at 88

The Times-Picayune, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Dillard University's fourth president, Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, who served in that leadership role for 22 and a half years at the historically black college, died Monday (May 29). He was 88. Dillard University acknowledged Dr. Cook's death Wednesday afternoon, calling the former president a "... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook, Dillard University president for 23 years, dies at 88

The New Orleans Advocate, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
In 1966, Cook was appointed a professor in the political science department at Duke University, becoming the first African-American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at any predominantly white college or university in the South. Duke had desegregated its graduate and professional... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook, the first tenured African American professor at Duke, dies at age 88

The Chronicle, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
President Richard Brodhead, in an email to the Duke community, wrote that Trustee Emeritus Samuel DuBois Cook had passed. Cook—who served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1981 to 1993—was the first African American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at Duke. In his email,... Read More »

Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Ford Foundation, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, is a quantitative sociologist by training with research interests in the sociology of education, race and ethnicity, sexuality and queer studies, social inequality, and... Read More »

Samuel D. Cook, 88: Revered educator, activist ‘was walking integrity’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
To understand how large Samuel DuBois Cook loomed in higher education, you have to start from the beginning. Born in nearby Griffin, Cook arrived in Atlanta in 1944. Only 15, he was too young to go to war, but a perfect candidate for Benjamin Elijah Mays’ early admissions... Read More »

Traditional capitalism needs "extra" people, but managerial capitalism has no use for them

Boing Boing, Monday, May 29, 2017
The Nation's outstanding roundtable What Will Kill Neoliberalism? has many admirable interventions (including a notable one from Paul "Postcapitalism" Mason), but the one that got me right between the eyes was William Darity, Jr's " A Revolution of Managers." Darity points out that historic... Read More »

Cook Center Director William “Sandy” Darity Jr. Honored With Prestigious Award At 2017 Future Of Wealth Summit

Duke Today, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
William “Sandy” Darity Jr., founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, was honored for his research related to racial inequality and the racial wealth gap in the United... Read More »

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