U.S. Historian John Hope Franklin Dies at 94

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2009

U.S. historian and civil rights advocate John Hope Franklin, credited with helping create the field of African-American history, died on Wednesday at age 94, Duke University said.

Franklin’s book “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans,” published in 1947, is still considered the definitive account of the black experience in America. The longtime Duke professor died of congestive heart failure at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

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