Biographical Conversations With...

J. H. Franklin: Early Life and Colleg

Special | 57m 57s

In Part 1, John Hope Franklin speaks about his parents, his early childhood and school memories, and his college education. Franklin was born in Rentiesville, OK to Buck Franklin and Mollie Lee Franklin. Franklin’s father was a lawyer, and although he was passionate about integration, Rentiesville was an all-black town. When a judge orders him out of his courtroom, Buck decides to move Tulsa, OK.

Aired: 04/10/04

Rating: NR

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