Alabama NewsCenter — Harold Franklin, First Black Student to Attend Auburn, Dies at 88

| September 16, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

By Chris Norwood
The Daily Home

Harold Franklin, the first African American student to attend Auburn University, has died at the age of 88.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Munford. Franklin will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Seating will be limited and masks are required. Interment will be in Pine Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. at Terry’s Metropolitan Mortuary in Talladega.

Franklin grew up in Talladega. He and his twin were the fourth and fifth children in a family of 10 kids. Although his father did not have any formal education, his mother was a graduate of Talladega College.

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