John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American historian of the United States and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Franklin is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, and continually updated. More than three million copies have been sold. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Rentiesville, Oklahoma, United States
Scholar, historian, author, professor
Place Of Death
Duke University Medical CenterDurham, North Carolina, United States
Aurelia Whittington Franklin (m. 1940; d. 1999)
John Whittington Franklin