“We still need Ben” Reckoning with Franklin and Slavery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Across the country, local governments are deciding what historical figures should remain immortalized on public property. Statues have fallen and names have been stripped from public buildings of history-makers who were on the wrong side of slavery. Should Franklin also be taken down?

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Franklin Forum 2021

We are gathering innovators and educators to co-create a new kind of organization to strengthen American democracy and address our common challenges.

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Franklin Project Condemns Insurrection at Capitol

The Franklin Project condemns the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and calls for renewed investment in American democracy.

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