John Hope Franklin Research Center

John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture


The John Hope Franklin Research Center in the Rubenstein Library collects, preserves and promotes the use of published and unpublished primary sources for the exploration, understanding and advancement of scholarship of the history and culture of Africa and people of the African Diaspora in the Americas.

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Upcoming Event -

Aurelia Franklin

Reflections on Aurelia Whittington Franklin

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Location: Durham County Library Main Branch, 300 N. Roxboro Street

Time: 3:00 PM

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Chappel Gallery Exhibition -

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John Hope Franklin: Imprint of an American Scholar

Location: Perkins Library

Dates: Dec. 2014 - May 2015

Click here for more information regarding John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen

One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights

Duke University and the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) Legacy Project have formed a partnership to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights by local people in the Deep South. Click here to view the website