The White House
March 26, 2009
Statement from President Barack Obama on the passing of historian Dr John Hope Franklin
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2009
Statement from President Barack Obama on the passing of historian Dr. John Hope Franklin:
"Because of the life John Hope Franklin lived, the public service he rendered, and the scholarship that was the mark of his distinguished career, we all have a richer understanding of who we are as Americans and our journey as a people. Dr. Franklin will be deeply missed, but his legacy is one that will surely endure. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, as our nation mourns his loss."