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Duke Decades

Duke Decades: 1960s

Step back into the 1960s at Duke University! During this decade, Duke welcomed its first Black faculty member Samuel DuBois Cook and first five Black undergraduate students.

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Duke Decades

Duke Decades: 1950s

Step back into the 1950s at Duke University! During this decade, the students embraced campus life and the Duke community helped clean up from Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

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Duke Decades

Duke Decades: 1940s

Step back into the 1940’s at Duke University! During this decade, Duke’s beloved Cameron Indoor Stadium was constructed and campus felt the impacts of World War II.

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Duke Decades

Duke Decades: 1930s

Step back into the 1930’s at Duke University! During this decade, students moved to campus by train, horse-drawn carriages led the homecoming parade and the May Day Pageant was a beloved campus event.

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Duke Decades

Duke Decades: 1920s

Step back into the 1920’s at Duke University! During this transformational time period, Duke was named and established in 1924 when James B. Duke, through the Indenture of Trust, gave a gift that turned Trinity College into a comprehensive research university.

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