The Chattanooga City Council building was named in honor of John P. Franklin on Tuesday, June 25.
A longtime educator, principal and city school board member, Franklin made history in 1971 by becoming the only African American to be elected in a citywide vote to the old Chattanooga City Commission.
He died in June at the age of 96.
For more on Franklin's legacy, visit https://bit.ly/2RC2sgD.
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