Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin


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From Publishers Weekly At 90, Franklin recalls his extraordinary life. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention american african civil americans career rights race country historian truly oklahoma scholar library harvard racism society college education movement teacher. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I have been an avid reader for over 50 years.

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I have read well over of these for many years i maintained a list but over time I lost the list. To simplify and jump straight to the point: BTW, I first read this book probably 20 years ago, and enjoyed it even more this second reading! One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This engrossing story of America's growth in race relations since the country was founded is definitely a must-read for the serious reader of American history. Franklin discuss this book and others he has written, on C-Span recently and quickly decided to order the hardback version which contains pictures and in which I could read at leisure, digesting all the accomplishments, family life, travels, and educational pursuits of an African-American who, at the age of 90 in when this book was published knew his story and insights over the decades would be passed on to generations of scholars and people who appreciate facing reality.

I am most appreciative of this work - there are so many surprises - so much detail and honesty - so much history of the problem of color in our country as told by one who was born in Oklahoma in and eventually became a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his lifelong commitment to civil rights. There are thirty memorable chapters plus an epilogue - you will be a better person for having read them. This book was inspiratinal to me. I am very grateful I was allowed to stumble accross it.

It helped me to gain a higher degree of respect for Dr Franklin considering what he has done and when he accomplished those achievements along with maintaining his family. This book also gave me a greater appreciation of the opportunities that are now open to African-Americans as a people. I had originally checked this book out at the library and in the course of reading it decided that I should own a copy. The very intellectual Dr. Franklin has written this book in a way that seems to convey his personality.

I felt like I got to know him, the man, every so slightly in a personally way. I wish I had read this earlier in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was able to pick up on this book after watching an interview with Dr. Franklin on my local television station. It gave an interesting and clear view of the development of one of the most impressive historians of our time over a period of some seventy years.

My only regret is that I never had the privilege or the pleasure of meeting the man. It is an easy read with lots of detail.

Mirror to America

I was amazed at Franklin's ability to remember all those names over the years of his life. Truly a great read! One person found this helpful. John Hope Franklin's autobiography, Mirror to America, accomplishes several things: The scarcity of African-American male mentors lends more hardship to being a Black male. It is sometimes quite burdensome for Black males who strive to overcome constant obstacles as they push forward to make a place for themselves in the world. Franklin shares his experience as a student, intern, volunteer, and educator in this poignant autobiography.

The book is an excellent educational piece; it provides a view of a little-known segment of educational history as related to some of the top universities in America and abroad. Franklin's prose brings the reader to a point of understanding, of sitting in his place, feeling what he felt. It is a primer for all persons, regardless of race or ethnicity, who were not alive prior to the desegregation movement; it reminds us of how far we have come and how far we have to go. Audio CD Verified Purchase.

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I have been an avid reader for over 50 years. I have read well over of these for many years i maintained a list but over time I lost the list. To simplify and jump straight to the point: BTW, I first read this book probably 20 years ago, and enjoyed it even more this second reading! One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This engrossing story of America's growth in race relations since the country was founded is definitely a must-read for the serious reader of American history. Franklin discuss this book and others he has written, on C-Span recently and quickly decided to order the hardback version which contains pictures and in which I could read at leisure, digesting all the accomplishments, family life, travels, and educational pursuits of an African-American who, at the age of 90 in when this book was published knew his story and insights over the decades would be passed on to generations of scholars and people who appreciate facing reality.

I am most appreciative of this work - there are so many surprises - so much detail and honesty - so much history of the problem of color in our country as told by one who was born in Oklahoma in and eventually became a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his lifelong commitment to civil rights.

There are thirty memorable chapters plus an epilogue - you will be a better person for having read them. This book was inspiratinal to me. I am very grateful I was allowed to stumble accross it. It helped me to gain a higher degree of respect for Dr Franklin considering what he has done and when he accomplished those achievements along with maintaining his family. This book also gave me a greater appreciation of the opportunities that are now open to African-Americans as a people.

I had originally checked this book out at the library and in the course of reading it decided that I should own a copy. The very intellectual Dr. Franklin has written this book in a way that seems to convey his personality. I felt like I got to know him, the man, every so slightly in a personally way. I wish I had read this earlier in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I was able to pick up on this book after watching an interview with Dr. Franklin on my local television station. It gave an interesting and clear view of the development of one of the most impressive historians of our time over a period of some seventy years. My only regret is that I never had the privilege or the pleasure of meeting the man.

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It is an easy read with lots of detail. I was amazed at Franklin's ability to remember all those names over the years of his life. Truly a great read! One person found this helpful. John Hope Franklin's autobiography, Mirror to America, accomplishes several things: The scarcity of African-American male mentors lends more hardship to being a Black male. It is sometimes quite burdensome for Black males who strive to overcome constant obstacles as they push forward to make a place for themselves in the world.