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John Hope Franklin

John Hope FranklinBorn: 2-Jan-1915
Birthplace: Rentiesville, OK
Died: 25-Mar-2009
Location of death: Durham, NC [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: From Slavery to Freedom


[1] Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.

Father: Buck Colbert Franklin (attorney)
Mother: Mollie Parker
Wife: Aurelia E. Whittington (m. 1940, d. Jan-1999, one son)
Son: John Whittington Franklin

    High School: Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, OK (1931)
    University:
AB, Fisk University, Nashville, TN (1935)
    University: AM, Harvard University (1936)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1941)
    Professor: Brooklyn College
    Professor: University of Chicago

    American Historical Association President
    Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions
    Cosmos Club
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    Southern Historical Society President
    Phi Beta Kappa Society President
    Cosmos Club Award 1994
    Fulbright Australia
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1995
    Spingarn Medal 1995

Author of books:
From Slavery to Freedom (1947, history, with Alfred A. Moss, Jr.)
The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956, history)
Reconstruction: After the Civil War (1961, history)
The Emancipation Proclamation (1963, history)
George Washington Williams: A Biography (1985, biography)
Race and History: Selected Essays, 1938-1988 (1989, essays)
The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First Century (1993, history)
Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin (2005, memoir)


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