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The Samuel DuBois Cook Society 2023 Awards

Founded in 1997, The Samuel DuBois Cook Society was established in the spring of that year to honor Dr. Cook, a retired Duke University professor who was the first African-American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at a predominantly white college or university in the South. The society recognizes the years of service that Dr. Cook has offered to Duke University, to the cause of African-American advancement, and to the betterment of relations between people of all backgrounds. The mission of the Cook Society is to recognize, celebrate, and affirm the presence of African-American students, faculty, and staff at Duke University.

Join us at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on Monday, February 13, 2023 to celebrate the life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook and to recognize community members who follow Dr. Cook's example of social activism and leadership. Purchase tickets online at or visit the Cook Society Web Page for more information.

Contact: Angela Kalo