John Hope Franklin, 1915-2009

In a loss that touches both North Carolina and the nation as a whole, legendary historian John Hope Franklin died yesterday, Wednesday, March 26, in Durham, N.C., where he taught for many years at Duke University.

Duke has set up a tribute site here, which also has links to the university’s John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, and the John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African American Documentation

Notable obituaries can be found at The News & Observer, which also features a page on reactions to Franklin’s death and a link to the 1998 Tar Heel of the Year profile of Franklin; at The Washington Post, which also features an extensive gallery of images; and at the Chronicle of Higher Education, which also features a number of links and a 2005 review of Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin.

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