via TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect

The trailblazing African American historian John Hope Franklin has died at the age of 94. Chair of President Bill Clinton’s Presidential Initiative on Race and a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Franklin was best known for his research on the lives of free blacks living in the pre-Civil War South. I was lucky to meet Franklin four years ago and write a profile of him for my college paper.

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