John Hope Franklin

The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000235" title="Duke University" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/duke-university-OREDU0000235.topic">Duke University</a> historian's research on the history of blacks in the U.S. helped the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORNPR000027" title="NAACP" href="/topic/social-issues/racism/naacp-ORNPR000027.topic">NAACP</a> win Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in the nation's public schools. He died on March 25 at the age of 94. | <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-john-hope-franklin26-2009mar26,0,406018.story">Full obituary</a>
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The Duke University historian's research on the history of blacks in the U.S. helped the NAACP win Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in the nation's public schools. He died on March 25 at the age of 94. | Full obituary

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