Renowned Historian John Hope Franklin and Anthropologist
John Whittington Franklin Cancel Talk at RIT, April 25

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter Due to health reasons, eminent historian John Hope Franklin and anthropologist John Whittington Franklin have cancelled their presentation, "The African Diaspora and Global Race Relations: A Journey Towards Peace," at Rochester Institute of Technology at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

A talk about globalization and race relations will be held instead at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. It will be final event of RITís 2001-02 Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture series. Speaker to be announced.

As previously scheduled, two documentaries celebrating Franklinís life will be shown at RIT in April:

  • A Journey Towards Peace, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and Sunday, April 21, in Webb Auditorium. The award-winning film features John Hope Franklin and Bishop Desmond Tutu as they travel to Senegal with 10 students from the United States and 10 students from South Africa, to examine the historical forces that shaped the African slave trade and, subsequently, contemporary race relations.

  • First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in the George Eastman Building, room 2000. The film originally aired on PBS in 1997.

    Admission to all events is free and open to the public. Sign language interpreting will be provided.

    For more information, call Cassandra Shellman at 475-2057.