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First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin
First Person Singular John Hope Franklin
Actor: Charles Kuralt
Genres: Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 0min

Track the career of octogenarian John Hope Franklin, the historian who rewrote U.S. history. His major work, FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM, forever changed historians' perceptions of the African-American role in building America...  more »


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Actor: Charles Kuralt
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

An inspired life
Stanley A. Zuckerman | washington, dc | 08/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film traces John Hope Franklin's life from his birth in the tiny all-black hamlet of Rentiesville,Oklahoma to his place among the most honored of African-American scholars of his time. He has served as chairman of the history departments of the University of Chicago, Duke University and Brooklyn College, and as president of every major scholarly historical association in America, including the American Historical Society, the South Historical Association, the Association of American Historians and, as well, of Phi Beta Kappa. Now in his 92nd year, he is still writing, lecuring, and tending to his prize winning orchids and to his avocation of fly-fishing for brook trout. He has tweaked the conscience of Americans during a professional career of 70 years, and challenged the notion that we have erased the stain of racism from our 'midst. What will it take to do that? In his words, "All we have to do really is to treat each other decently.""
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Debra Horton | Tallahassee, FL USA | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The picture is cystal clear. Nothing less should be used to display the life of an EXTRAordinary person who is a pertinent part of American history. This video is awesome!"