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Franklin to speak at Clayton State graduation

MORROW, Ga. -- Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will speak at Clayton State University's graduation ceremony next month.

Franklin is scheduled to speak at noon Dec. 10 at the Clayton State Athletics & Fitness Center.

Franklin was the first black woman elected mayor of a major Southern city. She served from 2002 to 2009.

She is currently chairwoman and CEO of the Purpose Built Communities nonprofit and president of Clarke-Franklin and Associates consulting firm.

Franklin will be joined by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who will speak at a 9 a.m. commencement ceremony for the university.

(Associated Press)

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