John Hope Franklin

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"It is sad that a lot of people don’t even know that they have feelings about race.  There are people who would be hurt if you told them they were racist or had racist attitudes, and yet some of them do.  So often when I’m out anywhere, just tending to my own business, people who don’t know who I am will presume that I’m somebody that I’m not.  I am regarded, for example, by so many people as a servant." John Hope Franklin, Humanities Interview, Spring 1997