Parker, Franklin Dallas, 1918-


"Franklin Dallas Parker was born on January 7, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his early education in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor of arts in history and mathematics from Greenville College in Illinois. Parker earned both his M.A. and Ph. D. in history from the University of Illinois. He taught in the public schools in Illinois from 1940 through 1948, then joined the faculty of the history department at the University of Illinois. Parker moved to North Carolina for an assistant professorship of history at Woman's College (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1951 and was promoted to full professor in July 1964. His academic specialty was Latin American history, and he taught semesters abroad in Peru and Columbia on Fulbright scholarships. He was awarded the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 1968. Parker authored a book of world history that covered the years of the civil rights movement from 1945 to 1960. The volume, published in 1981, was Parker's fourth book; he authored five in total, including Central American Republics. After teaching at UNCG for thirty-two years, Dr. Franklin D. Parker retired in 1983. Dr. Parker died on October 31, 1995, at the age of 77." --From Greensboro VOICES Biography, "Parker, Franklin Dallas" accessed 9 October 2008,

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