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John Hope Franklin, 1915-2009

Renowned scholar of American and African-American history John Hope Franklin died yesterday morning in Durham of congestive heart failure. He was 94 years old.

You can read more about Dr. Franklin here, but I did want to share images of two items that the North Carolina Collection has concerning Dr. Franklin.


The image above is the title page from The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1943.

The image above is from North Carolina Conundrum, a talk given by Dr. Franklin on the occasion of his acceptance of the North Caroliniana Society Award for 2005. This work also includes tributes by two of his former students, Dr. Eric D. Anderson and Dr. Alfred A. Moss, Jr.