Date of Event: June 27, 2007
Location: University of Mississippi
Dr. John Hope Franklin served as chairman for the advisory board of Bill Clinton’s One America: The President’s Initiative on Race in 1998. He is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History, and for seven years was Professor of Legal History in the Law School at Duke University. He is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Fisk University. He received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Harvard University. He has taught at a number of institutions, including Fisk University, St. Augustine’s College, North Carolina Central University, Howard University, Brooklyn College, and the University of Chicago.
Dr. Franklin spoke at the 3rd annual Civil Rights Education Summit in Oxford, Mississippi. He speaks on the topics of slavery, racism, and segregation and tells several stories about his own experiences. He describes how racism began in the United States and how it continues to impact people today. More information about the Summit can be found here.
Dr. Franklin’s lecture:
Dr. Franklin’s lecture can also be viewed here.