Franklin Research Center News & Events

The Franklin Research Center hosts a number of events throughout the academic year focused on African and African-American history and culture. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming News and Events

Stanley Nelson Documentary Film Series

The Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will be sponsoring screenings of four films directed by Stanley Nelson prior to his visit to Duke on October 16-18. Co-sponsors of the series are the Archive of Documentary Arts, Franklin Research Center, Screen/Society and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image. Each screening begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Emmett Till

Date: September 16

Location: Richard White Lecture Hall

The Murder of Emmett Till

Film Introduction by documentary actor, Mike Wiley


Date: September 24

Location: Griffith Film Theater

Jonestown: Life and Death of Freedoms Temple

A Place of Our Own

Date: October 2

Location: Hayti Heritage Center

A Place of Our Own

Freedom Summer

Date: October 7

Location: Durham Public Library, Main Branch

Freedom Summer

Film discussion led by SNCC veteran, Charlie Cobb

One Person, One Vote - The Legacy of SNCC and Voting Rights Project Underway

Duke University and the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) Legacy Project have formed a partnership to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights and to develop ongoing programs that contribute to a more civil and inclusive democracy in the 21st century. Click here for more information

Past Events