The University of Texas at Austin
The Making of an Historian
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Identifier: dv_00003
Title: The Making of an Historian
Description: John Hope Franklin delivers a 30-minute lecture on his path to becoming a historian, detailing the formative professors and research that led to his first book, "The Free Negro in North Carolina: 1790-1860," and the incomplete historiography of African-Americans he found in textbooks of the time, which inspired his next book, "From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans." Professor Franklin visited the University of Texas at Austin in January 1964 to deliver two lectures as part of “The History of American Civilization by Its Interpreters,” a videotaped series featuring leading historians discussing their areas of expertise. Professor Franklin’s other lecture is entitled, “The Militant South.”
City: Austin
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1964/01
Creator: John Hope Franklin (lecturer)
Contributor: Joe B. Frantz (project director); Robert D. Squier (television director); Lyle Hendricks (art, set, and titles)
Source: KLRU-TEMP Video Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Please contact the Briscoe Center for further information regarding the use of this material.
Box: 4115 (LSF Inv# 3779701)
Format: Videotape (2" Quad)
Duration: 30 minutes, 11 seconds