John Franklin to Speak
Shannon | 12/22/2016
Start the Black History Month celebration early by listening to a lecture from the Smithsonian’s lead expert in African American history and culture. Author John Franklin played a major role in constructing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016. The museum is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. It has over 36,000 artifacts and takes visitors through the earliest days of slavery to current day—displaying how far the African American culture has evolved, despite the tremendous odds. Franklin will speak about the significance of the museum, his vast knowledge of African American history and will also address the progress of LaGrange / Troup County’s recent racial reconciliation program. The talk will be held at LaGrange College on January 18, 2017. There will be a reception for Mr. Franklin at Legacy Museum from 6 to 7:30.