Thursday, March 26, 2009

John Hope Franklin, RIP

As many of you may have read, the great African-American historian John Hope Franklin died yesterday. Scholar, pioneer, activist, leader--Franklin was about as great of historian who ever lived.

This is a very nice memorial.

Lucid until the end of his 94 years, here is an interview with Franklin on the election of Barack Obama. It's great that he lived long enough to see this day.