reginaldo "reggie" howard, first black president of student body
By Natalia Espinosa
In March of 1976, Reginaldo Howard became the first elected black student body president. Shortly after, Howard was killed in a car accident. In his honor, the university started a scholarship fund for students of African descent. The scholarship faced a threat when the endowment was set to end, but students raised the $25,000 minimum necessary for it to continue. In addition to the scholarship, Duke should dedicate a site to Howard.
. Reggie Howard, Box 2, Associated Students of Duke University records, 1965-1993, Duke University Archives, David. M Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Durham, NC. 28 Nov. 2016