Grace asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

DID BEN FRANKLIN HAVE SLAVES?

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Franklin, though he was a key founder of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, originally owned slaves whom he later manumitted.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Yes, Aretha Franklin was one of his direct descendants.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes but he changed his mind.

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    The Franklin household had six slaves; Peter, his wife Jemima and their son Othello, George, John and King. After 1758 Franklin gradually changed his mind when his friend Samuel Johnson brought him to one of Dr. Bray’s schools for black children.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    YES HE DID

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