Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Buy Now $4.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
1Activity

Table Of Contents

The Early Years
The Legacy Begins
Washington Learns about Hatred
John Runs Away and Washington Gets Married
Washington’s Secret Connection to the Underground Railroad
Washington and the Civil War
The Tobacco Empire Is Established
The Establishment of Duke University
The Richest Little Girl in the World
Living on the Edge
The Quest to Right the Wrong
The Critical Evidence
Remembering Doris Duke
Part 3
The Legacy Continues (Featured Stories)
An Amazing Story of a Missing Heir of James Buchanan Duke
A Few Notable Descendants of Washington Duke
P. 1
The Duke Legacy

The Duke Legacy

Ratings: (0)|Views: 14|Likes:
Published by iUniverseBooks
Washington Duke is very young when he first realizes there is racial discrimination in the South. Living outside of Hillsboro, North Carolina, in the mid-1820s, he is one of ten children in a family that shares the wilderness with bears, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions. Washington learns about the world around him from his scholarly father, nurtures a compassion for others, and eventually grows into a man deeply troubled by the institution of slavery. Unaware of what awaits him, Washington is conscripted into the Confederate Army and reluctantly leaves his three-hundred-acre farm in 1864 to fight in the war.

When the Civil War is over, Washington is left widowed, with nothing but his farm, two blind mules, a wagon load of tobacco, and his four children. Determined to rise from the rubble, Washington soon begins building the foundation for the Duke financial empire—although not without challenges. As Washington ages, his sons eventually capture his dream to establish Duke University. Even with the family’s successes, though, there is tragedy and heartache; Washington’s granddaughter, Doris, dies under suspicious circumstances in 1993 and her estate becomes embroiled in a legal battle.

Based on a true story, this compelling and inspirational tale examines the life of a gentle giant and his descendants who together built a multibillion-dollar empire, numerous charitable foundations, and a renowned academic institution, proving that anyone can overcome adversity to achieve greatness.
Washington Duke is very young when he first realizes there is racial discrimination in the South. Living outside of Hillsboro, North Carolina, in the mid-1820s, he is one of ten children in a family that shares the wilderness with bears, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions. Washington learns about the world around him from his scholarly father, nurtures a compassion for others, and eventually grows into a man deeply troubled by the institution of slavery. Unaware of what awaits him, Washington is conscripted into the Confederate Army and reluctantly leaves his three-hundred-acre farm in 1864 to fight in the war.

When the Civil War is over, Washington is left widowed, with nothing but his farm, two blind mules, a wagon load of tobacco, and his four children. Determined to rise from the rubble, Washington soon begins building the foundation for the Duke financial empire—although not without challenges. As Washington ages, his sons eventually capture his dream to establish Duke University. Even with the family’s successes, though, there is tragedy and heartache; Washington’s granddaughter, Doris, dies under suspicious circumstances in 1993 and her estate becomes embroiled in a legal battle.

Based on a true story, this compelling and inspirational tale examines the life of a gentle giant and his descendants who together built a multibillion-dollar empire, numerous charitable foundations, and a renowned academic institution, proving that anyone can overcome adversity to achieve greatness.

More info:

Publish date: Mar 27, 2014
Added to Scribd: Apr 05, 2014
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781491726228
List Price: $4.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
See more
See less

07/11/2015

402

9781491726228

$4.99

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 9 to 14 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 23 to 210 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 219 to 279 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 288 to 334 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 343 to 402 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->