Duke University Celebrates John Hope Franklin’s 100th Birthday

The yearlong tribute continues

Duke University announced that it is continuing to celebrate the 100th birthday of Civil Rights legend John Hope Franklin, Ph.D. The yearlong tribute includes a lecture by famous historian Thomas C. Holt, a three-day academic symposium, and the world premiere of a musical number.

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The celebrations kick off Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., when Holt will deliver John Hope Franklin @100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen. The lecture is open and free to the public to attend.

History professor Thavolia Glymph will be leading a discussion on the history of black refugees at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Duke Law School. The following day at 8:00 p.m., Duke Performances is going to be presenting the premiere of Frederic Rzewski’s “Sometimes.” The composition is in honor of Franklin.

The tributes will continue in November as well, including a presentation by members of the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Inc. on Nov.4 and the three-day symposium from Nov. 5-7. The celebrations also represent major events in U.S. history, such as the Civil War. For more information on any of the events or to purchase tickets, click here.



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