Analysis Of John Hope Franklin 's ' America ' Essay

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Book Critique: Racial Equality in America, by John Hope Franklin. This paper is developed to display a summary of "Racial Equality in America", by John Hope Franklin, and to make a critique of the book. The first part shows information about the author and the credentials that confirm him as an important spokesman for racial equality in America. Also, after the summary, I will try to give my humble vision on how to change the "obsession" of Americans regarding racism (adjective copied by me from Franklin). Racial Equality in America is a very good book to understand how the idea of equality was developed in America through its history. The author, John Hope Franklin, was born in Oklahoma in 1915. He received a B.A. from Fisk University in 1935, and one year later he received his master degree in History from Harvard University, same institution where he got his Ph.D. in history in 1941. He was a professor in different universities around the country (Duke University, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, among others). He had written many books about racism and equality in America, and Racial Equality in America, written in 1976, is the topic for this critique. He worked directly with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he was an important defense of real equality in America. He received many honors during his career, among them the Jefferson Medal for 1984, awarded by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Gold Medal from Encyclopedia…

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