Robert M. Franklin has decided to take a sabbatical and step down as president of Morehouse College. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that Franklin has been at Morehouse for 5 years and will finish out the 2011- 2012 academic school year. He says that he looks forward to the time off to travel and read. He wishes to speak about the circumstances that young men in the U.S. and around the world find themselves in:

After five years at the helm, Robert M. Franklin is stepping down as president of Morehouse College.

In a press release issued by the Atlanta school, Franklin will remain at the college until the end of the 2012 academic year. Then he will take a sabbatical as a Scholar in Residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Institute.

“I look forward to a sabbatical during which I intend to travel, write, speak and interview leaders about the condition of boys and men in the U.S. and around the globe, research that I began years ago in my book, ‘Crisis in the Village,’” said Franklin.

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