John Hope Franklin Biography
John Hope Franklin (1915–2009) accumulated a number of distinctions and awards as one of America's most accomplished historians. His 1947 study of the African American experience, From Slavery to Freedom, remains among the most notable and widely read works in the field. Dr. Franklin earned his PhD at Harvard University in 1941 and has taught at a number of institutions, including Duke University, Howard University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to the American Historical Association, he has served as president of the American Studies Association (1967), the Southern Historical Association (1970), and the Organization of American Historians (1975). He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Fisk University, the Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Dr. Franklin has served on a number of national commissions including the National Council of the Humanities, the President's Advisory Commission on Ambassadorial Appointments, and One America: The President's Initiative on Race (1997). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995.
The free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860, by John Hope Franklin. Chapel Hill; The University of North Carolina Press, 1943.
The diary of James T. Ayers, Civil War recruiter; ed., with an introd., by John Franklin. Springfield; Printed by authority of the State of Illinois, 1947.
From slavery to freedom; a history of American Negroes. 1st ed. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1947; 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
The militant South, 1800-1861. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1956; 1st Illinois pbk. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Reconstruction: after the Civil War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.
The Emancipation proclamation. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1963; 2nd ed. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1993.
Land of the free; a history of the United States, by John W. Caughey, John Hope Franklin and Ernest R. May. Educational advisers: Richard M. Clowes and Alfred T. Clark, Jr. Rev. New York: Benziger Bros., 1966.
The Negro in twentieth century America; a reader on the struggle for civil rights, by John Hope Franklin & Isidore Starr. New York: Vintage Books, 1967.
Color and race. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968.
The historian and public policy, by John Hope Franklin. Chicago: University of Chicago, Center for Policy Study, 1974
Racial equality in America, by John Hope Franklin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.
A southern odyssey: travelers in the antebellum North, by John Hope Franklin. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976.
Black leaders of the twentieth century, edited by John Hope Franklin and August Meier. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.
George Washington Williams: a biography, by John Hope Franklin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985; Reprint, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998.
Race and history: selected essays 1938-1988, by John Hope Franklin. Essays Selections. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.
The Facts of reconstruction: essays in honor of John Hope Franklin, edited by Eric Anderson & Alfred A. Moss, Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.
The color line: legacy for the twenty-first century, John Hope Franklin. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993.
Racial equality in America, by John Hope Franklin. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993.
My life and an era: the autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin, edited by John Hope Franklin and John Whittington Franklin. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
Runaway slaves: rebels on the plantation, John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.