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Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture
October 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am-1:00 pmFree
Make plans to attend the 22nd Annual Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture featuring John W. Franklin, senior manager emeritus Smithsonian and managing member of Franklin Global LLC. Mr. Franklin’s work in cultural and educational issues spans 50 years and specializes in France’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, French Colonization and the French-speaking world. As a staff member at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016, Mr. Franklin fostered partnerships with museums and universities around the world. He also chaired the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and was part of the team that facilitated the building and expansion of museums in Annapolis and Baltimore totaling $33 million. Together with his father, John Hope Franklin, he edited My Life and Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin.
Retiring in 2016, Mr. Franklin established Franklin Global LLC to continue lecturing on cultural issues and consulting with educational institutions. He is focused on the legacy of slavery at American universities and has been involved in Tulsa’s commemoration of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Learn more about John W. Franklin.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Light box lunch will be provided on first come, first served basis.