Speeches & Writings
Thank you for the kind introduction. I am honored to be here to celebrate Dr. Cook’s life and career. I want to begin by recognizing his family members who are with us tonight, including his wife Sylvia. We are delighted to welcome you back to Duke University.
As President of Duke University, it is my honor to welcome you to this historic chapel for a celebration of the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We gather today as well to celebrate of the trailblazing legacy of Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, Duke’s first African American professor, who passed away this...
Thank you, Jack, for the kind introduction, and to you, Ellen, for that heartfelt blessing. I also want to echo Jack’s appreciation of Nan and Dick, who provided visionary leadership to this university, and offer a special thanks to you, Amy, for sharing your friendship, wisdom and experience.