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The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded every four years to recognize an individual who has had a distinguished career in southern history, has contributed significantly to scholarship in the field, and who has exhibited outstanding qualities of citizenship. Nominations are solicited through notices in the Journal of Southern History.

Leon F. Litwack, University of California, Berkeley, was the first winner of the John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Joel Williamson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the second John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award on November 2, 2012, in Mobile, Alabama.

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