The Light 103.9 Featured Video
Highway, New Mexico, USA

Source: Mark Gibson / Getty

Long overdue… Respected civil rights advocate John Hope Franklin has received an honorable recognition that will continue to keep him memory and accomplishments alive.

A professor, author and researcher who passed away in 2009 at the age of 94, it was announced on Monday that a portion of Interstate 85 in North Carolina has been named “John H. Franklin Highway” in honor of Franklin’s memory, according to US News.