John Hope Franklin Centenary Lecture

March 04, 2015 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Writing in the Washington Post after the 2009 death of Dr. John Hope Franklin, Walter Dellinger, the Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, said Franklin wrote, taught, and lived the story of race in America. To mark the centenary of Franklin's birth, Dellinger and William Leuchtenburg, the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will reflect upon the course that the three of them taught at Duke Law for seven years, as well as Franklin's influence and insights. Considered one of the greatest American historians and remembered for his landmark book, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans among other works, Franklin was the James B. Duke Professor of History. A bag lunch is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the John Hope Franklin Centenary Committee. For more information, please contact Sandie MacLachlan at