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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 »

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. 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 »

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