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Samuel D. Cook, Educator Who Pierced Campus Color Barriers, Dies at 88

The New York Times, Thursday, June 8, 2017
Samuel DuBois Cook, a lifelong educator who was widely saluted as the first tenure-track black professor appointed by a predominantly white university in the South since Reconstruction, died on May 29 at his home in Atlanta. A boyhood friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was 88. His... Read More »

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Samuel DuBois Cook, the first African American faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the long-time president of Dillard University in New Orleans, died on May 30. He was 88 years old. Dr. Cook was a native of Griffin, Georgia. He entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook to be laid to rest Tuesday at Morehouse College

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Monday, June 5, 2017
When Samuel DuBois Cook was trying to convince his future father-in-law that he was worthy of his daughter, he would often show up at their home with a fresh melon.  It worked.  That was part of Cook’s southern and gentlemanly charm. A brilliant scholar, who after becoming the first... Read More »

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, former Dillard University president, dies

The Louisiana Weekly, Monday, June 5, 2017
On the 29th of May, 2017, the world lost a titan in education, when Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook died at the age of 88. Dr. Cook was a key figure in New Orleans; he guided Dillard University for 22 years as the school’s President from 1974 to 1997. In his time walking this earth, Samuel Cook was a man... Read More »

A scholar’s death, impending “Silent Vigil” anniversary, stir memories

The Herald Sun, Friday, June 2, 2017
In 1966, the year I began my student career at Duke University, a young political scientist joined the faculty. More than a century after the Civil War eradicated slavery, more than four decades after James B. Duke’s philanthropy birthed Duke from Trinity College, two years after the Civil... Read More »

Remembering Samuel DuBois Cook

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Thursday, June 1, 2017
Higher education stalwart Dr.Samuel DuBois Cook, a political scientist and human rights activist, died Monday in Atlanta at age 88. Cook, a Morehouse College alum and classmate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is recognized as the first African-American to hold a tenure-track appointment at... Read More »

Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, Past President of Dillard University, Dies at 88

Dillard University, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, the fourth president of Dillard University from 1974 to 1997, transitioned on May 29. He was 88. The service is in the Ray Charles Center on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta on June 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.   Dr. Cook was highly regarded as a political scientist,... Read More »

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

The News and Observer, 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 president Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook dies at 88

WWL-TV, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, who led Dillard University as its president for 22 years from the 1970s through the 1990s, died Monday, the university said. He was 88. Cook, who served as Dillard's fourth president from 1974 to 1997, was also highly regarded as a political scientist, author, educator,... Read More »

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 »

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