John Gartrell is the director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University Library.
John Hope Franklin: The Global Scholar reflects on the international influence and scholarship of Dr. John Hope Franklin. Beginning with his first international trip in 1951, Dr. Franklin visited over thirty countries in his life, as a teacher, lecturer and special guest of the US State Department. As an expert in the history of the American South, he was routinely called upon to provide context to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s to global audiences. This multimedia presentation highlights how his presence made him one of the most influential scholars responsible for sharing the history of the United States and African Americans around the globe.
The discussion is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke University Library. A light lunch will be served after the event. Parking is available in nearby parking decks.