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The Honorable Shirley Franklin with Austin Broughton

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Uploaded by Henrietta Antwi on 30 Apr 2015 in Atlanta

Former Mayor of Atlanta, the Honorable Shirley Franklin discusses her journey and what some of her inspirations were growing up. She stresses on the importance of the Lincoln's Legacy oral history initiative because she believes it furthers the discussion.

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Tom Faenza posted 2016-09-15 12:57pm

These videos were excellent. Courageous and inspiring people.

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Laura Marciano posted 2015-09-11 11:28am

it was really interesting to listen to how she realized such complex social and political issues existed in the world around her as a child and what she did to learn more as she developed as a teen. Her love of learning has taken her far and her experiences are very inspiring to listen to.

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Mary Brown posted 2015-09-11 10:52am

Great Video. She touched on everything in this video from gender, to ethnic background, to sexual orientation, to different points of view. Being the 1st and only female mayor (Atlanta) is inspiring. We've come a long way, but we still have work to do!

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Sade Hiegel posted 2015-09-11 10:30am

First I just want to say thank you for posting this video. It is truly amazing to see how far we have come and where we are headed. Truly inspiring to hear what we as a people should be doing to carry on what was started before us. Amazing! Enjoyed every minute.

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Joan Murray posted 2015-09-11 8:41am

I've always been a fan of Shirley Franklin but this just solidified that even further for me! She such a wonderful representative for people of color and for women! I would love to sit at her knee and hear more of her stories!

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