Saturday, June 22, 2013

Celebrity News: Aretha Franklin Honors Her Father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin

The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin admires her father who joined the Freedom Walk, regardless of some pastors not liking it.   Of course, we know Rev. C. L. Franklin must have been a very strong-willed man, regardless of who were not in favor of his decisions, simply because he supported his daughter's career.

According to, despite C.L. Franklin's attention being torn in two directions, he pulled together what would become the largest civil-rights demonstration in U.S. history until the March on Washington two months later.

We admire Aretha Franklin bringing this up, simply because African Americans should know her father was a part of one of the most important era of history in this country.

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Aretha Franklin Honors Her Father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, for Going Through with the 1963 Freedom Walk Despite Opposition from Pastors

The June 1963 Detroit Walk To Freedom almost didn't happen.

That spring, as the Rev. C.L. Franklin worked to convince the city's traditional community and religious leaders to embrace his idea of a massive demonstration to bring national attention to racial discrimination...Read full article, here.

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