Vincent Price: Efforts to Progress Toward the Future Dr. King Wanted

January 17, 2018

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 May.

I am also honored to welcome our distinguished guests, our colleague and Mayor Steve Schewel, our other elected officials, Dean Powery, and today’s speaker, Sherrilyn Ifill, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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