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Cook Center Recognizes Three Individuals and Mentors Who Are “Just Getting Started”

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity awarded three Career Achievement Awards on Monday evening, April 1 in Washington D.C., celebrating a cohort of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and impact in advancing social equity, championed the cause of social justice, and inspired meaningful change in their communities. The three recipients of the Award-Governor Lisa Cook, PhD; Peter Blair Henry, PhD; and…


A backdrop of a graph with lines representing worsening and improving health outcomes. Black people move toward the positive trend leading to a better quality of life.

Dr. William Darity & A. Kirsten Mullen Quoted in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Article on Reparations, Black Health & Wellbeing

Cook Center Founding Director Dr. William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen were…

Cook Center Students visit Historic Stagville Plantation

Durham, NC – On Wednesday, February 7, students from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center…

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Dr. Darity Honored as Black Accounting Trailblazer by

Cook Center Founding Director Dr. William “Sandy” Darity has been honored as a Black…

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Faculty Affiliate Dr. Fenaba R. Addo interviewed by WUNC’s “Due South” show about cohabitating couples and household finances

Cook Center Faculty Affiliate Fenaba R. Addo recently guested on WUNC’s “Due South” program….

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Dr. William Darity, Jr. Quoted in Sacramento Observer/Associated Press on Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and Reparations

Founding Cook Center Director William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., was recently quoted in an article…

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Faculty Affiliate Jean Beaman speaks at the Transformative Justice in Education Center

Faculty Affiliate Dr. Jean Beaman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Santa…

Time Magazine, "The Closers" 2024

Founding Director recognized as one of Time Magazine’s “The Closers”

Photo illustration by Aaron Marin for TIME. Our Founding Director and Duke Sanford School…

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Faculty Affiliate Lisa Gennetian recognized as Duke Centennial Trailblazer

Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Cook Center Faculty Affiliate and Professor of Public Policy with the…

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