Special PresentationsHistory Makers 2014: John P. Franklin, Sr. Special | 21m 30s On November 5, the Chattanooga History Center honored John P. Franklin, Sr. with the 2014 Chattanooga History Makers Award. This short documentary honors Mr. Franklin's contributions to the city and details his 60+ years of service as an educator, business leader and government official. In 1971, John made history as the first black elected official in Chattanooga post-Jim Crowe era. Aired: 11/27/14 Rating: NR Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning.checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeSpecial PresentationsHistory Makers 2014: John P. Franklin, Sr.Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseCloseSponsored by the Chattanooga History Center, the Annual History Makers Award recognizes local individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to Chattanooga, the region, the state, or the country.