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The Resource Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin

Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin

Label
Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Title
Mirror to America
Title remainder
the autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Hope Franklin lived through America's most defining 20th-century transformation, the dismantling of legally-protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, and he was, and remains, an active participant. Born in 1915, he could not but participate: evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, and threatened--once with lynching. And yet he managed to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has become one of the world's most celebrated historians and reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught. But Franklin's participation was much more fundamental than that. From his effort in 1934 to hand President Roosevelt a petition, whether aiding Thurgood Marshall's preparation for Brown v. Board in 1954, marching to Montgomery in 1965, or testifying against Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, Franklin has pushed the national conversation on race towards humanity and equality.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496073/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.F73
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm58595443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 401 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374299446
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007078
Other control number
9780374299446
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o58595443
Label
Mirror to America : the autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocm58595443
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 401 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374299446
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007078
Other control number
9780374299446
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o58595443

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