Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of John Hope Franklin School

Aug 14, 2019

Educators and community leaders gather for John Hope Franklin ribbon cutting.
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Two Northside schools are combined into one and named for Tulsa author, historian, and activist John Hope Franklin. At the official ribbon cutting, his son, John Whittington Franklin, spoke about the legacy of his famous father and donated books about him and his writings to the school.

The community was involved in choosing the new name for the pre-K through 5th grade elementary, which is a combination of the former Gilcrease and Bunche Early Childhood Development Center.