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Thursday, March 26, 2009

RIP John Hope Franklin

Perhaps the greatest African American historian, and the greatest historian of blacks, died yesterday. I just attended a conference on race at Duke last weekend that was in Franklin's honor, but he was unable to attend. One of my heroes. May God comfort his family, and may Franklin's life example inspire all of us to work toward justice and understanding between the races.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

The Lasting Tribute website has updated its memorial pages to include John Hope Franklin.

http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/franklin/3050019

It's a respectful memorial to John and somewhere to pay tribute to the family's fortitude at this difficult time.

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