The John Hope Franklin Research Center is a repository for African and African American studies documentation and an educational outreach division of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Founded in November 1995 with the support of its namesake, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, the Research Center seeks to collect, preserve, and promote the use of library materials bearing on the history of Africa and people of African descent.
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Dr. John Hope Franklin
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