15th Anniversary

Cover photo from Mirror to America by John Hope Franklin, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005

The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture at Duke’s Special Collections Library marks its 15th anniversary this year. Founded in November 1995 with the support of its namesake, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, the Center collects, preserves, and promotes the use of materials bearing on the history of Africa and people of African descent.