Thursday, March 26, 2009

John Hope Franklin Dies at 94

One of the deans of African-American social and historical studies, John Hope Franklin died on March 25th. He was 94.

For those not aware of Franklin's work and contributions to African-American studies or to the American conversation on "race," a few brief reflections make an introduction to his life and work.

Duke University, where Franklin spent so much of his career, offers this tribute.

Associated Press

The Washington Post (w/ photo gallery)

The New York Times

Chronicle of Higher Education

1 comment:

eformanator said...

What a wonderful example of what a human should be. I wish there was a Children's biography of his life so that young people could benefit from his character for years to come by reading about him.