Dr. John Hope Franklin describes meeting Dr, W,E.B. Du Bois for the first time in this interview with Dr. Ron Walters. He also speaks about his close friend Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Also featured are dedicated community activist Hodari Abdul Ali and one of the USA’s most talented poets and writer Ms. Laini Mataka who performs a work from her collection. Dr. John Hope Franklin was the recipient of the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute’s 2007 Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” award.