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John Hope Franklin was passionate about growing his orchids.

and tell the world the glories of our journey.” John Hope Franklin

Mr. John Hope Franklin’s legacy lives on!
We celebrate your stellar accomplishments and tremendous contributions to American History! We love you and thank you for your dignity, abilities, humanity and character!

The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary

and International Studies (JHFC) is located at Duke University.
January 2, 1915
March 25, 2009
(aged 94)
Alma mater
Fisk University (B.A., 1935);
(M.A., 1936; Ph.D., History, 1941)

Scholar, Historian, Author, Professor

Aurelia Whittington Franklin (m. 1940; d. 1999)
“Because of the life John Hope Franklin lived, the public service he rendered, and the scholarship that was the mark of his distinguished career, we all have a richer understanding of who we are as Americans and our journey as a people.”
“Dr. Franklin will be deeply missed, but his legacy is one that will surely endure.”
President Barack Obama 3/25/2009


Duke luminary, 93-year old Dr. John Hope Franklin,

a pioneer in the field of African American history and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, provides his insight following Tuesday’s election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States and the nation’s first African American president.

Sharing With A Heart of Adoration

Linda Mose Meadows, Author
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises (Tate, Nov. 2007)http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

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