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First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin
     

First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin

Director: Charles Kuralt

Cast: Charles Kuralt

 

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The accomplished African-American historian, writer, teacher, and activist John Hope Franklin is profiled by Charles Kuralt in this film. Viewers learn of the racism Franklin faced while growing up, including the awful time when his family's neighborhood was burned down. Though Franklin somehow managed to persevere and make it to graduate school at Harvard, he was so

Overview

The accomplished African-American historian, writer, teacher, and activist John Hope Franklin is profiled by Charles Kuralt in this film. Viewers learn of the racism Franklin faced while growing up, including the awful time when his family's neighborhood was burned down. Though Franklin somehow managed to persevere and make it to graduate school at Harvard, he was so discriminated against there that he wasn't even allowed to live in the school's housing. During his later years, he befriended and helped such important men as Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King make their own separate marks on history.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0841887008105
Original Release:
1998
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
68,986

Special Features

Excerpts from Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin
1. Introduction: Trying To Change the World With Words [5:21]
2. Growing Up In an All-Black Town [5:59]
3. Tulsa: Violence and Its Aftermath [6:16]
4. Formation of an Historian [14:52]
5. Breaking Barriers [6:45]
6. Confrontations and Progress [11:22]
7. Attacking Practical Problems [4:05]
8. Credits [1:36]

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