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Franklin H. Williams: A Film Celebrating His Life and Contributions
February 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
The film debut celebrating the life and contributions of Franklin H. Williams took place on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Fordham University School of Law.
The Historical Society of the New York Courts proudly helped fund this film project.
The film details the life and contributions of Franklin H. Williams, a renowned civil rights attorney, organizer of the Peace Corps and ambassador to Ghana whose living legacy is the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission. The Commission, within the NYS Unified Court System, works to ensure equal participation by people of all backgrounds.
This documentary was conceived, developed, scripted and brought to fruition by Joyce Y. Hartsfield, Executive Director of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, and John Caher, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, New York State Unified Court System. Enid Gort, Ph.D. served as project consultant.
The project was funded primarily by the Unified Court System, with generous support from the New York State Bar Foundation and the Historical Society of the New York Courts.