Franklin has studied the impact of Africa and its Diaspora on the world. He has traveled extensively to experience this impact in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil and North America. His lectures, in English or French, help close the knowledge gap of what we should have learned at school. At the Smithsonian, he co-founded the African American staff organization, helped launch the Latino Working Group and served as a member and chair of the Asian Pacific American Committee. He also served as accessibility liaison when the Smithsonian was implementing the American for Disabilities Act.
His illustrated talks are engaging and accessible to K-12, college and adult audiences. He will lecture to your educational institution, students, staff and faculty, your company, or faith community.