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Professor Franklin specializes in African American history and educational issues. Subject matter for his courses includes the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and United States education history and twentieth century history.
Professor Franklin holds a University of California President's Chair and is a Distinguished Professor of History and Education. He is the editor of The Journal of African American History, the leading journal of African American history. He has published over 50 scholarly articles on African American history and education and is the author of several books. He has also co-edited numerous publications on African American history and education and has taught at public and private universities throughout the United States and Europe.