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North Carolina - Durham: John Hope Franklin
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent interviews John Hope Franklin over the telephone [recording cuts out in places]. Franklin is in Durham, North Carolina. He is originally from Oklahoma. He lived in North Carolina previously, left in 1947 and returned in 1980. He now teaches at Duke University. He talks about North Carolina as a progressive state and about the research he has done on African Americans in North Carolina. He compares the communities of Durham and Greensboro, discussing the Sit-in movement. He talks about what bothers him currently in the community and the decline of the cities. He criticizes George H.W. Bush's presidency and laments the problems with leadership. They discuss the decline of the Black main street.
African AmericansBush, George, 1924-Civil rights demonstrationsDesegregationEducation
Tulane University Digital Library
Box 146, Item 5, Side 1, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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