North Carolina Central University and PNC will celebrate the 100th birthday and legacy of Dr. John Hope Franklin with a host of events remembering the late historian and the NCCU professor’s many contributions and accomplishments.

From the school’s website, “Dr. John Hope Franklin was an iconic member of our university community. He uniquely captured the historical contributions of African-American life and culture.”

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NCCU Chancellor Dr. Debra Saunders-White said that Franklin captured the historical contributions of African-American life and culture, and she hopes these events will honor his life and allow others to see his impact on the community.

“Dr. John Hope Franklin was an iconic member of our university community,” said Saunders-White.

Saunders-White added: “The events honoring his life will provide the NCCU community, as well as our neighbors and citizens throughout the region, with a unique opportunity to experience the impact of Dr. Franklin’s rich legacy.”

All the events are free and open to the public.

See more of scheduled events here.