Oral History: John Hope Franklin on Racism in the '20s

John Hope Franklin -- prominent historian and University of Chicago and Duke University professor -- chronicled, and lived through, racism in America. Before his death, Franklin spoke with his son about growing up in Tulsa, Okla., in the 1920s in a recording for the national oral-history archive StoryCorps.Hear the recording below and read NPR anchor Michele Norris' essay on discovering her own family's history.

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