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In Remembrance: Joyce Mitchell Cook ’65PhD Died on June 6 2014

Joyce Mitchell Cook passed away June 6, 2014, after an extended illness.  She was 80.  She was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in philosophy in the United States, and the first woman to be appointed to an assistant teacher position at Yale.  She also taught at Wellesley College, Connecticut College, and Howard University.

Visit the Sharon (Pennsylvania) Herald for a full obituary published on June 27, 2014.

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