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First stop on The Root's Black Bucket List of must-see places: Oklahoma, rich with bison, broncos and black history.
November 23, 2010
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.
December 9, 2009
From pop icon Michael Jackson to political leader El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, 2009 was another year filled with the loss of important figures who have left big footprints to fill.
by Mark Anthony Neal onMarch 31, 2009
Black intellectuals remember the late John Hope Franklin, the courtly gentleman scholar who connected generations of black thought.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onMarch 31, 2009
He railed against the often segregated academic field of ‘black studies,’ deriding it as intellectual Jim Crow. But there would be no black studies without him, and for that, I am eternally thankful.
by Wil Haygood onMarch 25, 2009
The renowned historian, author and professor at Duke University died Wednesday at the age of 94.
by Camille Jackson onDecember 19, 2008
Esteemed historian reacts to a historic race, one he never believed he would witness in his lifetime.
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