- Gray BoldLv 71 month ago
Yes. Franklin, though he was a key founder of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, originally owned slaves whom he later manumitted.
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
Yes, Aretha Franklin was one of his direct descendants.
- oil field trashLv 71 month ago
Yes but he changed his mind.
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.
- Anonymous1 month ago
YES HE DID