Traveling Exhibition

John Hope Franklin: Imprint of an American Scholar

Franklin ImprintJohn Hope Franklin (1915-2009) was one of the most well-known and influential scholars of his era. Over the course of his nearly seventy years as a historian, Franklin encouraged his students to explore the causes and remedies of inequality and oppression. He was the definition of a public intellectual continuously lending his scholarship and influence to causes beyond the walls of academia, and breaking countless barriers along the way. This exhibition explores Franklin’s indelible imprint on the history of our nation.  

This traveling exhibit’s text and imagery draws on the rich and powerful materials contained in the John Hope Franklin papers, including photographs, documents and a timeline of selected personal and professional accomplishments.

Exhibition Specifications:

  • (5) banners
  • Total linear feet: 12.5ft
  • Individual banner size: 35.5” wide x 83.25” high
  • Each banner is double sided printed in English, with the same text on each side
  • Each panel comes in a self-contained cartridge with telescopic stand for complete flexibility in layout and easy mounting and takedown of the exhibit
  • Exhibit will arrive in one crate 50” x 26” x 14”, weighting approximately 120 lbs/54.43 kgs when fully packed

Please contact John Gartrell with additional questions or to host the exhibition

Traveling Exhibit Collage

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This exhibit is funded with generous support from the John Hope Franklin Centenary Committee and the Duke University Office of the Provost.


Past Exhibits presented by the Franklin Research Center

John Hope Franklin Imprint of An American Scholar

From Blackface to Blaxploitation 

Conscience of a Nation: John Hope Franklin on African American History 

Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collection Library

Still Going On: Celebrating the Life and Times of William Grant Still