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  1. Franklin, John Hope Franklin(noun)

    United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)

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  1. John Hope Franklin

    John Hope Franklin was an American historian of United States and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Franklin is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, and continually updated. More than three million copies have been sold. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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