John Hope Franklin 1915 – 2009

PD*27778606Professor John Hope Franklin, who died on March 25 aged 94, was a leading scholar of black American history and was among those who blazed a trail for generations of black academics.

aurelias-orchid

Dr. Franklin was also a world famous expert on the cultivation of orchids with a plant named after him. The yellow blossom above is named for his wife, Aurelia.

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