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First Person Singular : John Hope Franklin

Author: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [1997] 2018. ©1997
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Franklin describes the difficulties of growing up black in America: slights, strife, opportunities denied. Yet against a grim backdrop, his indomitable spirit shines through, in an uplifting tale  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1048430941
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by PBS, 1997.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (55 min., 27 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Fighting Racism in America (3:36); Franklin's Family History (5:57); Segregation and Rioting (5:10); Franklin's Education and Early Career (4:16); Racism at Harvard University (7:07); Revising History (6:56); Franklin's Legal and Teaching Career Flourish (7:14); Franklin Confronts the Founding Fathers (8:36); Franklin's Hobbies and Late Career (4:04); Credits: John Hope Franklin (1:04);
Responsibility: PBS.

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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. Franklin describes the difficulties of growing up black in America: slights, strife, opportunities denied. Yet against a grim backdrop, his indomitable spirit shines through, in an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity.

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