Civil Rights Activist, Historian Franklin Dies At 94

Historian John Hope Franklin died Wednesday at the age of 94. Franklin’s work defined the field of African-American history, and he played a crucial role in pivotal civil rights events of the 20th century.

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Mr. Franklin’s major work is: From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

His autobiography: Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin