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John Hope Franklin Books

The John Hope Franklin Papers: A Historian Becomes History

Naomi Nelson | Posted 12.17.2012 | College
Naomi Nelson

The only way we can know our past is through the records we keep and pass on. No one was more keenly aware of this than groundbreaking American historian John Hope Franklin, whose papers were recently acquired by Duke University and will soon be open to the public.

John Hope Franklin: A Precious Black Orchid

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

While most scholars are content with conducting research, writing and lecturing, Franklin was quite the activist. He didn't just write about history, he lived it.