John Franklin's children to refurbish Bethlehem Center computer lab named for their father

John Franklin's children to refurbish Bethlehem Center computer lab named for their father

April 23rd, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

John Franklin Sr., former vice mayor and the first elected black city official in Chattanooga, died June 21, 2018, at age 96.

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story erroneously reported the date as Thursday. It has been corrected to Friday. Updated at 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

On what would have been his 97th birthday, the children of the late John P. Franklin Sr. are announcing an effort to renovate a computer lab that benefits local students.

On Friday, April 26, Cheryl Franklin Key and John "Duke" Franklin Jr. will partner with the Bethlehem Center to refurbish the computer lab named for their father and located inside the center, according to a news release. The center is a nonprofit, faith-based agency dedicated to transforming lives and communities and has served the community for almost 100 years. 

The lab is used by Howard School students and middle school students, as well as the community. An event to kick off the project will take place at 3 p.m. at the center, 200 W. 38th St. 

Renovations are expected to start May 1 and be finished in June, the release states. 

Franklin Sr., a longtime political figure in Chattanooga, died in June at the age of 96.


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