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YOUNG DPS SCHOLARS SELF-PUBLISH TRIBUTE
TO JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN

More than 30 Durham Public Schools students recently published a novel that combines fact, fiction and illustration to pay tribute to Duke historian John Hope Franklin, who changed the way African American history is understood and taught in the U.S.

Running for Hope, written by the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars, explores the life story and impact of Franklin and addresses numerous modern-day issues faced by teens growing up in a diverse community. 

The John Hope Franklin Young Scholars program aims to provide local teenagers new ways of exploring history. The program is funded and run by Duke University through the Center for African and African American Research.