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Thursday, March 26, 2009

John Hope Franklin dies


John Hope Franklin (2 January 1915 – 25 March 2009)

"My challenge was to weave into the fabric of American history enough of the presence of blacks so that the story of the United States could be told adequately and fairly."



Mr. Franklin,
Thank you for your work and contribution to the history of African Amerians. Thank you most of all for your contribution to American history. God bless you. Rest now. Rest.


Photo Source:
dukenews.duke.edu

5 comments:

ninamm said...

He wrote the text for my first African-American studies class. I wish him a peaceful journey.

Stephen Bess said...

Ninamm-
Yes, he was a remarkable man. Peace to him. Thanks for stopping through.

lyre said...

His was the first history book I read totally devoted to African Americans. Go with God...

Fitzgerald said...

May God bless his soul.

I remember being introduced to his work while in college. He was a great man, I pray that we continue to have great minds like his.

Stephen Bess said...

Lyre-
Yes, Amen.

Fitzgerald-
Yes, young people everywhere should follow his example -- many of us should do the same. We should nto try to be him, but emulate his dedication and determination to be the best at what he did. God bless him.