Death of John Hope Franklin

The historian and civil rights activist John Hope Franklin died on March 25th, 2009, aged 94.

He was particularly well-known for his efforts to fight for racial equality in the United States, for his work on the 1954 Supreme Court decision which overturned America’s legalised ‘separate but equal’ apartheid, and for his book From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, which sold over 3.5 million copies.