Oral history interview with John Hope Franklin, July 27, 1990

Oral history interview with John Hope Franklin, July 27, 1990

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Creator:Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with John Hope Franklin, July 27, 1990
Date:1990 July 27
Description:

John Hope Franklin, legendary African American historian, shares some of his recollections from his early life in this interview, including his time spent as chairman of student government at Fisk, teaching at North Carolina College, and his record with the Southern Historical Association. The interviewer proposes some theses about race and history in the American South, and he and Franklin discuss various figures who flitted in and out of Franklin's life, and in and out of southern politics and activism. While Franklin does not offer any lengthy thoughts on race or civil rights in the South, the interview does provide insightful anecdotes about the storied lives of Franklin and his contemporaries.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009 | North Carolina--Race relations | African Americans--Political activity | Tennessee--Race relations | African American college teachers | African Americans--Political activity | African American college teachers | North Carolina | Tennessee
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 01:00:00.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-0339/menu.html