Houston-Huelva Sister City Association – Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to support the American Revolution
Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to Support the American Revolution
Join us for an event related to the important relationship between Spain and the USA! The high point of the day will be an examination of Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Spain to support the American Revolution presented by Dr. Thomas E. Chavez.
Dr. Chavez will discuss Benjamin Franklin from his early correspondence with the Prince of Spain through his election as an honorary member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. Franklin, whom the Spanish always referred to as Dr. Franklin, corresponded and negotiated with Spanish officials and intellectuals. The success of Franklin’s encounters with Spain led directly to the establishment of the United States and effectively hid the record of his efforts from common knowledge. A whole new and refreshing side to the story is housed in the archives of Spain.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Rice University – Herring Hall, Room 100
6100 Main St,
Houston, TX , 77005
Self-paid parking, Central Campus Garage, under McNair Hall (Jones School of Business)