March 26, 2009

John Hope Franklin Dies at Age 94

John Hope Franklin's interview on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — John Hope Franklin, a towering scholar and pioneer of African-American studies who wrote the seminal text on the black experience in the U.S. and worked on the landmark Supreme Court case that outlawed public school segregation, died Wednesday. He was 94. Read more>>

"From Slavery to Freedom" is one of the most important books in the history of Americans, who are African in origin and otherwise. Every American should know who he was. In the words of 1450 WOL radio in Washington, D.C. Information is Power.

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