Auburn Univ. to dedicate marker for first Black student
Auburn University will honor its first Black student on Thursday by dedicating a desegregation marker.
The ceremony will honor the memory of Harold A. Franklin at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The school recently built a plaza at the library to accompany the marker.
Franklin died two months ago at the age of 88.
He integrated Auburn on Jan. 4, 1964 and was a graduate student who went on to serve a 27-year career in higher education.