“Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice” – Terry Franklin Speaks to Fiduciary Trust International’s Young Lawyers Program

Partner Terry 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. This discovery led Franklin to define his mission, "To Bend the Arc of History Towards Justice" by sharing the story of his ancestors and other stories like them. In his presentation to Fiduciary Trust International’s Young Lawyers Program, Franklin will share the story of his ancestor Lucy Sutton and her fight in the courts to uphold the last will and testament, and he will also profile several other black women, contemporaries of Lucy, who just may have helped Lucy and her family make it to freedom. The event is being held on May 8, 2021.

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