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Friday, March 27, 2009

John Hope Franklin Is Gone

One of the greatest, certainly one of the most influential, historians of my lifetime has died. John Hope Franklin passed away two days ago at his home in North Carolina. He was 94.

Here's the New York Times obituary. He was a remarkable man.

And, (my wife will appreciate this) he grew orchids..., lots of them..., big ones, small ones, rare ones..., you name it.