Duke University Renames Campus Building After Black Woman Trailblazer Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

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When Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke stepped foot on Duke University’s campus 57 years ago in pursuit of advancing her education, she was breaking barriers for generations of students of color that would follow in her footsteps. Reuben-Cooke, one of the first Black students to enroll at the North Carolina-based university, is being posthumously honored by the institution in a special way, CNN reported.

Duke University recently announced it would name one of its campus buildings after Reuben-Cooke. It marks the first time in the school’s 182-year history that one of Duke’s academic buildings will be named after a Black woman. The building, which houses sociology and psychology programs on Duke’s West Campus, will now be called the Reuben-Cooke Building. Reuben-Cooke, a native of South Carolina, was a fierce advocate for social justice. During her undergraduate studies at Duke, she was a student activist…



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