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John Hope Franklin 1915-2009

A great historian passed away March 25th in Durham North Carolina.  John Hope Franklin, most known for his pioneering history of African Americans – From Slavery to Freedom – first published in 1947, died of heart failure at the age of 94.  His life is being celebrated today in all the media outlets because of his dedication to researching and documenting the truth about the history of race and the African American in this country.