Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (January 22, 1915 – July 27, 1984) was a highly influential African American Baptist preacher and civil rights activist. Contents
Franklin was born and raised in Sunflower County, Mississippi and at age 16 received a message from God to become a preacher. He initially worked as an itinerant "circuit" preacher, before settling in Memphis, Tennessee and later moving to Buffalo, New York. His final destination was Detroit, Michigan where…
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