John Hope Franklin Legacies Series Highlights

David Adjaye speaking at the Nasher Museum of Art

On September 12, 2019, the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University welcomed world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, who delivered the second annual John Hope Franklin Lecture at the Nasher Museum of Art. Inaugurated in 2018 with the former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, the... read more »

Omolola Sanusi

A Duke University student reflects on a conversation with Sir David Adjaye OBE by Omolola Sanusi Last month, I had the privilege of joining a student lunch with world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye at the Franklin Humanities Institute, as part of his visit to Duke University to deliver the... read more »

John Whittington Franklin

Along with co-directors Richard J. Powell, Jasmine Nichole Cobb, and Lamonte Aidoo, the Franklin Humanities Institute celebrated the launch of the From Slavery to Freedom Lab on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27, 2018, with remarks from Duke University Dean of Trinity College of Arts &... read more »

Helen Yu

Natasha Trethewey discusses her collection Native Guard with a group of Duke students at the FHI on March 21, 2018. Helen Yu, this blog's author, is in the bottom left-hand corner. Photo by Dean Rhoades. Last week, I joined fifteen other students to sit down with Natasha Trethewey, two-... read more »