FRANKLIN--John Hope. Brooklyn College mourns the passing of John Hope Franklin, a scholar of extraordinary acuity and depth, a cherished teacher and mentor, a valued friend. He served with great distinction as professor and chair of the Department of History, from 1956 to 1964, and returned to the College frequently to share his perspectives and insights. His former students and colleagues remember him with affection and respect.
Published in The New York Times on Mar. 27, 2009