Posts Tagged ‘presidential medal of freedom’

Pioneering African-American historian John Hope Franklin died yesterday morning of congestive heart failure at the age of 94 in Durham, NC, at Duke Hospital. Franklin’s 1947 book, From Slavery to Freedom, is considered a masterpiece in chronicling theĀ Black experience in America. Born in 1915Ā in all-black Rentiesville, Okla., Franklin’s father was a lawyer and his mother, […]