Honoring His Legacy

Dr. Franklin, who passed away at age 94, brought intellectual rigor as well as an engaged passion to his work. He helped to create the field of African American history, and was the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History. His memory thrives on the Duke campus, carried by the alumni, faculty and staff whose lives he touched.

Duke University celebrates the 100th birthday of renowned historian John Hope Franklin with a yearlong series of events honoring his legacy.

Learn more about the John Hope Franklin Centenary.

John Hope Franklin MemorialFor more information about Dr. Franklin, visit the John Hope Franklin Memorial website.

JHFC Updates

Center Series

Wednesdays at the Center (WATC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience.

Left of Black is a weekly webcast hosted by Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and features interviews with academics, authors, artists and others discussing cultural issues.

Globalization and the Artist (GATA) - Over the course of the last decade DUCIS has taken numerous opportunities to explore the interplay of global trends and what artists create through its Globalization and the Artist (GATA) series.

The Duke-UNC Seminar on Jewish Studies has gained a reputation as one of the more acclaimed intellectual meeting grounds in the area, bringing together faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who discuss various aspects of Jewish history and culture.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, June 17, 2015 09:00 AM - Fri, September 18, 2015 05:00 PM John Hope Franklin Center Main Galler




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