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Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009


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    • found: His The free Negro in North Carolina ... 1943.
    • found: News & observer WWW site, Mar. 25, 2009(John Hope Franklin; b. Jan. 2, 1915, Rentiesville, Okla.; d. this morning [Mar. 25, 2009], Duke Hospital [Durham, N.C.], aged 94; revered historian who chronicled the South and gave definition to the African American experience)
    • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for His Interview, 1972(John Hope Franklin; discusses his experiences as a teacher at Howard University, Brooklyn College, and the University of Chicago)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Franklin, John Hope; historian, educator; born 02 January 1915 in Rentiesville, Oklahoma, United States; graduated magna cum laude from Fisk University (1935); MA Harvard University; held faculty appointments at several historically black colleges, including Fisk, St. Augustine's College, North Carolina College, and Howard University (1936 to 1956); chairman of the history department of the University of Chicago (1967-1970); associated with the American Studies Association, the Southern Historical Association, the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Historical Association; James B. Duke Professor of History at Duke University (1982), joined the Duke Law School (1985-1992); won the NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal; President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995), and appointed him to lead a presidential commission on race (1997); collaborated with the South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a PBS film (2001); received over two hundred awards and honorary degrees during his distinguished career; died 25 March 2009 in Durham, North Carolina, United States)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Franklin, John Hope; historian, educator; born 02 January 1915 in Rentiesville, Oklahoma, United States; graduated from Fisk University in Tennessee (1935); MA and PhD in history at Harvard University (1935, 1941); faculty appointments at colleges, including Fisk, St. Augustine's College, North Carolina College, Howard, and Duke (1936-1956); contributed to history with The Militant South, 1800-1860 and Reconstruction after the Civil War (1956-1961); his most widely read book was, From slavery to freedom (1947); co-edited highly regarded anthology, Black leaders of the twentieth century (1981); co-authored Runaway slaves: rebels on the plantation (1999); first African American to head the American Studies Association (1967-1968), the Southern Historical Association (1970-1971), the Organization of American Historians (1974-1975), and the American Historical Association (1979-1980); honors include, NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995); died 25 March 2009 in Durham, North Carolina, United States)
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