Academic journal article The Journal of African American History

Remembering Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-2009): Executive Council Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Academic journal article The Journal of African American History

Remembering Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-2009): Executive Council Association for the Study of African American Life and History

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Dr. John Hope Franklin was a longtime and dear friend of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and we will miss him greatly. Indeed, Dr. Franklin was active in the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History long before most current Executive Council members were born. Dr. Franklin attended our meetings, brought and sent his colleagues, friends, and students, and in multiple ways contributed to the maintenance of Dr. Carter G. Woodson's legacy in the movement for the study of African and African American history and culture.

Thus to honor his memory and scholarly legacy, ASALH will have multiple events and programs over this year and the next. The summer 2009 issue of The Journal of African American History will be devoted to "The Legacy of Dr. John Hope Franklin," and the members of the Editorial Board, leading historians in the fields of American and African American history, will discuss the impact and influence of Dr. Franklin's scholarship, personal mentorship, and public service on their lives and careers, as well as his contributions to historical scholarship and the historical profession in the United States.

At ASALH's 94th annual convention, to be held 30 September-4 October 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio, we will be honoring Dr. Franklin's legacy with a panel of leading historians and scholars at the annual Carter G. …

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