John Hope Franklin Award

Award Description

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded every four years to recognize an individual who has had a distinguished career in southern history, has contributed significantly to scholarship in the field, and who has exhibited outstanding qualities of citizenship. Nominations can be sent directly to the committee chair, Charles Bolton at [email protected] by June 1, 2022.

2022 Award Committee

Charles Bolton, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Wanda Hendricks, University of South Carolina, Emerita

David Silkenat, University of Edinburgh

Past Winners

Darlene Clark Hine, Michigan State University, received the third John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award on November 10, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.

Joel Williamson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the second John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award on November 2, 2012, in Mobile, Alabama.

Leon Litwack, University of California, Berkeley, was the first winner of the John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 in Richmond, Virginia.