- NAME: John Hope Franklin
- OCCUPATION: Historian, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: January 02, 1915
- DEATH DATE: March 25, 2009
- Did You Know?: John Hope Franklin, in addition to his historical scholarship, was a lover of orchids and had his own internationally recognized greenhouse.
- Did You Know?: A red-white hybrid species was named for Franklin: Phalaenopsis John Hope Franklin.
- EDUCATION: Fisk University, Harvard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Rentiesville, Oklahoma
- PLACE OF DEATH: Durham, North Carolina
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John Hope Franklin was a highly esteemed historian and author, known for his scholarship that focused on Southern history and racial politics.
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John Hope Franklin died in Durham, North Carolina, on March 25, 2009, at the age of 94, leaving a legacy of ideas shared around the world.
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