Close Black History Month Cynthia Fleming, University of Tennessee professor emerita, was the first black woman to earn a doctorate degree from Duke University. Fleming talks about her experience. WBIR 6:12 PM. EST February 02, 2015 JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories Verify: Does mosquito spraying kill bees? Aug 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m. A chance for scattered showers early Wednesday, then… Dec 10, 2015, 10:15 a.m. Former GSMNP ranger details skills necessary to… Aug 22, 2017, 10:07 p.m.