John Hope Franklin

Imprint of An American Scholar


October 18, 2014May 10, 2015

Location: Perkins Gallery

Over the course of his nearly 70 years as a historian, John Hope Franklin molded hundreds, if not thousands, of students to raise scholastic standards within his field and broke countless barriers along the way. Franklin was also the definittion of a public intellectual, continuously lending his scholarship and influence to causes beyond the walls of academia. This exhibition explores Franklin's indelible imprint on the classroom, the institution, his public and private relationships, and his life's work of utilizing history and knowledge to cultivate a better human society.