Racial Integration in Higher Education Facilities

Racial Integration in Higher Education Facilities

John Hope Franklin

4.21.2006

John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin was the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. He is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Fisk University. Franklin's numerous publications include “The Emancipation Proclamation,” “The Militant South,” “The Free Negro in North Carolina,” “Reconstruction After the Civil War,” and “A Southern Odyssey: Travelers in the Ante-bellum North.” His best-known book is “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans” is now in its seventh edition. His “Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 1976” was published in 1985 and received the Clarence L. Holte Literary Prize for that year. He received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Harvard University.

John Hope Franklin, the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History for the Law School at Duke University, talks to the inaugural class of the Clinton School in a round table discussion. Franklin talks about racial integration in higher education facilities. He speaks about his activism, recalls his own role in the effort to integrate the University of Kentucky. He tells of his close relationship with Thurgood Marshall and shares many stories about their friendship. Franklin expresses the need for society to overcome beliefs that there is a difference between black people and white people still today.