Remembering the ‘Richmond 34’

Fifty years ago, BC Professor Anderson Franklin took part in a seminal civil rights effort that was largely forgotten – until this year

Anderson J. FranklinAnderson J. Franklin walked into the Thalhimers Department Store in downtown Richmond, Va., the morning of Feb. 22, 1960, a minister’s son from Brooklyn and a junior at nearby Virginia Union University. Once inside, he went to the Richmond Room restaurant and asked to be served.

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