Why, after 300 years, are Benjamin Franklin’s insights and achievements still relevant to our times? Emma Lapsansky, curator of the Quaker Collection, and a panel of Franklin scholars will address this and other questions on a program on Wednesday, November 30, in The Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Back to Africa : Benjamin Coates and the colonization movement in America, 1848-1880, edited by Emma Lapsansky-Werner, Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection, and Margaret Hope Bacon, noted Quaker author and former Haverford Gest Fellow, has recently been published by Penn State University Press. Back to Africa, which draws on the papers of Benjamin Coates from Haverford Special Collections, has been called “essential reading for every student of black studies, abolitionism, Quaker history, and nineteenth-century reform in general.”
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world is the companion book of essays to accompany the Benjamin Franklin Tercentennary exhibition of the same name at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Included in the collection of essays is one by our own Emma Lapsansky, Curator of the Quaker Collection.