Terry Franklin Presents “Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice” to Harvard Club of Southern California’s Anti-Racism Committee & Harvard Black Alumni Society LA Chapter
In February 2020, Partner Terry Franklin presented to the Harvard Club of Southern California and the Harvard Black Alumni Society LA Chapter, his riveting story of his ancestor Lucy Sutton and her fight in the courts to uphold the last will and testament of her owner, who was also the father of her children, that set her and their children free. In honor of Black History Month 2021, he’s speaking once again to the groups, and the recently-formed Anti-Racism Committee with a triplet of stories about Lucy’s contemporaries – three women who also struggled to protect their rights of emancipation and gifts of property.
The virtual Zoom event will be held on February 13, 2021 at 11:00 am PST. Learn more here.
Franklin is an ’89 alumnus of Harvard Law School. As a trusts and estates litigator, he is uniquely qualified to tell the tale of how he discovered the legal documents that emancipated his family from slavery in 1846, and how that discovery helped him shape his personal mission, “To Bend the Arc of History Towards Justice.”