Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, an
emerita member of Duke University's Board of Trustees and former provost
at the University of the District of Columbia, was one of the first five African-American students to take classes at Duke University. Now Duke University has announced a nine-month university-wide commemoration
of the 50th anniversary of the racial integration of its campus.
"Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future: Commemorating 50 Years of
Black Students at Duke” will begin in January 2013 with a reception at the
Nasher Museum of Art.