Education
11:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Duke Marks 50 Years Since Integration

Gene Kendall, Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke and Nathaniel White Jr., the three surviving members of the first five undergraduate students to integrate Duke, attend their class reunion on April 21, 2012.
Credit Duke University

Duke University celebrates 50 years of black students on Saturday, with an address by U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan.  The Massachusetts Democrat is a 1991 Duke graduate and one of two African-Americans currently in the U.S. Senate.

Duke's first black undergraduate students and those who first integrated the graduate and professional schools will also be honored during Saturday's event.