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John Hope Franklin
(1915-2009) born on
Jan 2
US educator, historian. He wrote numerous scholarly volumes of history, essay, and autobiography; served as president of academic societies, e.g., Amer. Historical Assoc.
         
   
F
Education came to be one of the great preoccupations, enlightenment was viewed as the greatest single opportunity to escape . . . . Parents made untold sacrifice to secure learning for their children that they had been denied.

R
. . . Historical facts are all pervasive and cut through the most rigid barriers of race and caste.
A
One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story.
N
If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past.
K
We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "From Slavery to Freedom," 1947.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: In "Book Review," "Crisis," Apr 1986.
N: In "The Black," by Columbus Salley, 1993.
K: c. 1967.
   


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