The John Hope Franklin Center's 11th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium

May 22, 2020

Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Center will soon present the 11th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium, from May 27th through June 2nd. Given the pandemic, the symposium this year will happen online, and it will carry the theme of "Reconciliation and Technology: Neutral Resources for Social Good." This theme, per the John Hope Franklin Center website, "unites us as change agents, researchers of effective practices, and peacemakers in the intentional journey of reconciliation. By convening global scholars and practitioners, the John Hope Franklin Center hopes to promote a dialogue among those who work to bridge societal divides." Our guest is John W. Franklin, one of the presenters for this special event, who, until his retirement last year, was the Senior Manager in the Office of External Affairs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.