"FOR RICHARD AND ALICE HOPE FROM THE 'LAST HOPE'"
FRANKLIN, John Hope, ed. Color and Race. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $1750.
First edition of this collection of essays edited by the trailblazing African-American historian John Hope Franklin, inscribed by him on the title page to the grandson of his namesake, Morehouse University president John Hope: "For Richard and Alice Hope from the 'last hope' and best wishes of John Hope Franklin. 10/6/83. First American Historical Association conference—Purdue University, Lafayette, IN."
In a career that shattered barricades and spanned over 70 years, "Dr. Franklin was deeply involved in the painful debates that helped reshape America's racial identity, working with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall and other major civil rights figures… he was the first African-American president of the American Historical Association; the first Black department chairman at a predominantly white institution… and the first African-American to present a paper at the segregated Southern Historical Association" (New York Times). This copy is inscribed to Richard and Alice Hope; Richard Hope is the grandson of John Hope, the highly influential president of Morehouse University from 1906 to 1936. John Hope Franklin, born in 1915 in Oklahoma, was named after him.
Book fine, mild soiling and wear to bright dust jacket. Near-fine condition.