Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

March 26, 2009

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN, 94

Historian of African-American experiences

Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, a historian of life in the South and the African-American experience, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Franklin helped Thurgood Marshall win Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 case that outlawed the "separate but equal" doctrine in U.S. schools.

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