Sunday, July 10, 2022

Franklin Historical Museum: July Second Sunday Speaker talks about Edward W Brooke

Edward W. Brooke
Edward W. Brooke
Join us Sunday, July 10 at 1 PM for a special presentation recognizing a man who made history in Massachusetts. Edward W. Brooke, the first black person ever elected to the US Senate, represented Massachusetts on Capitol Hill from 1967 to 1979, earning praise as a national leader as well as an important figure in the struggle for civil rights. In the "Juneteenth Plus" presentation, local historian Alan Earls will describe Brooke's rise from a childhood in a segregated Washington DC, to service in a segregated Army regiment that trained at Massachusetts Fort Devens. Learn more about this fascinating, forgotten figure and his impact on our state, nation and town!  

Learn and Share: Hosting volunteer opportunities available at the Franklin Historical Museum. If you can give 3-4 hours a month to host on a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon, contact Mary @

Admission is always free and we are ADA accessible. 

Be sure to visit our gift shop which is run by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. 

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