Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, shown in this 1998 file photo, a revered historian of life in the South and the African-American experience, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 of congestive heart failure at the university's hospital in Durham. He was 94.
Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, shown in this 1998 file photo, a revered historian of life in the South and the African-American experience, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 of congestive heart failure at the university's hospital in Durham. He was 94. Chuck Liddy / Raleigh News & Observer / MCT
Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, shown in this 1998 file photo, a revered historian of life in the South and the African-American experience, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 of congestive heart failure at the university's hospital in Durham. He was 94. Chuck Liddy / Raleigh News & Observer / MCT

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