A Great American if Remembered Here   Leave a comment

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Photo from the John Hope Franklin Gallery

“I think knowing one’s history leads one to act in a more enlightened fashion. I can not imagine how knowing one’s history would not urge one to be an activist.”

Student, teacher and maker of history, John Hope Franklin pasted away yesterday at age 94.

“When we learn that this country and the western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth or of skills and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.”

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Posted March 26, 2009 by kenneturner in Information, Life

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