C. L. Franklin Papers 1957-1991 1963-1984


C. L. Franklin Papers 1957-1991 1963-1984

Detroit African American clergyman and civil rights activitist. Papers accumulated by Franklin's daughter, Erma Franklin, relating to the life and career of her father; include biographical information, transcripts of oral interviews; scattered sermons and correspondence, including letters from daughter Aretha and from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; topical files about his church and civil rights activities; and photographs

0.7 linear ft., 1 outsize folder and 1 phonograph disc


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