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This 8-foot tall portrait statue commemorates James B. Duke's endowment of Trinity College in 1924, for which the university was renamed in honor of his family. Although students protested the statue when it was placed here in 1935, it has since become an iconic symbol of Duke University.
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Elizabeth Baltes, “James B. Duke,” Statues Speak @ Duke, accessed February 17, 2019, http://statuesspeak.dukewired.net/items/show/43.