1. John Hope Franklin's "Grownup Reading List" →


    From Duke University Libraries…

    Dr. John Hope Franklin, seated in his Durham, NC living room (The Telegraph)

    The preeminent historian, scholar and author John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) assembled an annotated list of must-reads for people with a serious interest in African American history.

    I would also add Dr. Franklin’s From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans (first published in 1947). This book is a staple for African American studies classes.

    So cool.


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