We are committed today and throughout the future of Duke to addressing systemic racism on our campus and setting an example for our nation and the world.
Our efforts will need to be focused and sustained, with clear goals and transparency as we work toward them. Going forward, this website will be a central repository of information about our anti-racism work, including data regularly collected and publicized to monitor our progress, details of new and ongoing programs, research highlights, and educational and training materials for wider use across the Duke community.
October 20, 2021: Juneteenth, now a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves, will be a designated holiday at Duke starting in 2022.
June 17, 2021:
Read President Price’s update to the community on Duke’s Commitments to Anti-Racism
Read Chancellor Washington’s update on the progress Duke Health is making to battle systemic racism and injustice through Moments to Movement
Juneteenth Events 2021:
- Juneteenth: Looking Back While Looking Forward, presented by NC Central University (June 17)
- Celebrate Juneteenth with Duke (June 18)
- Juneteenth Third Friday Art & Business Walk in Durham (June 18)
- Reels on Wheels screening of Best of Enemies (June 18)
- Capital City Juneteenth Celebration (June 16-20)
- Chapel Hill – Carrboro Juneteenth Events (June 18-20)
- NC Juneteenth Celebration in Durham (June 19)
- Juneteenth at Stagville (June 19)
- Town of Cary Juneteenth Celebration (June 19)
April 29, 2021: More than 12,800 faculty staff and students participated in Duke’s first-ever campus survey. Read more about the response rate and next steps.
April 20, 2021: Read President Price’s message to the Duke Community on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict on Duke Today.