Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice in the Probate Court – Terrence Franklin Speaks to Knoxville Estate Planning Council

Partner Terrence Franklin is presenting “Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice in the Probate Court” to the Knoxville Estate Planning Council on November 17, 2021.

Franklin discovered a will contest from the 1840s that challenged the will done by his fourth great-grandfather that emancipated Franklin’s fourth great-grandmother and her children and grandchildren. In this program, Franklin recounts the enthralling story of his ancestor Lucy Sutton and her fight in the courts to uphold the last will and testament, and he also profiles several other black women, contemporaries of Lucy, who just may have helped Lucy and her family make it to freedom.

The Knoxville Estate Planning Council is an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning. KEPC strives to foster understanding of the proper relationship between the functions of the Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner, Life Underwriter, Trust Officer, and any other party or parties having to do with estate planning, and to encourage co-operation of the persons acting under those disciplines. KEPC  is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.