|Vol. 24, No. 8||October 30, 1998|
By Suzanne Trimel
John Hope Franklin, the distinguished historian, author and chairman of President Clinton's Advisory Board on Race, will discuss race in American life, his life as an historian, and the White House Initiative on Race during a public conversation with Professor Manning Marable on Mon., Nov. 9 at the Schapiro Center Auditorium.
Franklin and Marable, who is Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia, will begin the conversation at 6:00 p.m. Students, faculty and members of the Columbia community are invited.
After holding hundreds of meetings over a year-long period around the country, the seven-member Race Initiative Advisory Board issued its final recommendations to President Clinton in September. The board called for an increase in the civil rights enforcement budget, enhanced early childhood learning, teacher preparation and school construction, increased supplements for Small Business Administration programs and job training.
Franklin is considered the nation's foremost authority on the history of slavery in America and credited with revolutionizing the way African-American history is viewed.