Benjamin Franklin House and Black Lives Matter

"equal still the Birthright of all" - Benjamin Franklin, 1790

Our Statement in regards to the Black Lives Matter Protests: 

Benjamin Franklin’s last public act was to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.  Shortly before his death in 1790 he wrote, “equal liberty… is still the Birthright of all….”  This remains as much an unalienable tenet in 2020 as in 1790.

Benjamin Franklin House is committed to inclusion and openness and lending our support, wherever we can, to furthering these principles.