Reggie Day

Annually, the Reggies host a major program in keeping with in the legacy of Reginaldo Howard, Duke’s first Black student body president. Although Reggie Howard’s life was tragically cut short when he was involved in a car accident, his memory still lives on today in our “Reggie Day” programming.

A panel of experts joined us for  “Reggie Day 2014: Equal Protection Under the Law?” Read all about it in this Chronicle article.

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During “Reggie Day 2013” Dr. Tricia Rose addressed the implications of making academic credentials the focus of higher education, and how, in a world of extremely competitive market economies, the more credentials one possesses the better are the chances at landing a good job.

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Dr. Angela Davis spoke to a standing-room-only crowd during Reggie Day 2012.

Dr. Angela Davis at Reggied Day 2012

Dr. Angela Davis spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Reggie Day 2012


Past Reggie Day topics include:

  • The Role of the Black Scholar with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis (2012)
  • In light of President Obama’s election, is America finally post-race? (2009)
  • The Future of Race-Based Admissions in an Era of Class Based Initiatives (2008)
  • The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and the Campus Culture (2007)
  • History of Black Student Activism at Duke (2006)