THE WHITE HOUSE                                         
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         March 25, 2009
Statement from President Barack Obama on the passing of historian Dr. John Hope Franklin:
"Because of the life John Hope Franklin lived, the public service he rendered, and the scholarship that was the mark of his distinguished career, we all have a richer understanding of who we are as Americans and our journey as a people. Dr. Franklin will be deeply missed, but his legacy is one that will surely endure. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, as our nation mourns his loss."

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