Dr. John Hope Franklin passed away yesterday in Durham, N.C. He was born in 1915 to an America still divided by race. Throughout his childhood and early education, his mother and father taught him the value of service, discipline, and hard work as the best way to rise above discrimination. He grew up to become one of this nation's most respected African American scholars.
We look back at Dr. Franklin's remarkable life and take stock of the great changes he had a hand in bringing about.