Franklin Ojeda Smith brings an enormous power and sensitive wisdom to the screen and stage. His experience is honed from over forty years as professor, mentor, writer, creator, and teller of stories. He blessed with a deep, bass, web-enticing voice that is more music than sound, and brings pictures and life to words.
Franklin is a Native Gullah Sea Islander with uniquely gumbo presence. He is garnished with multiple competencies of culture, sports and academia, laid on a foundation of faith. He says, My dream was to play shortstop for the Dodgers, but I wouldn’t sign for colored money – Jackie, Roy, Willie, Satchel, Josh and countless others had already paid those dudes. So he went to Hampton Institute, where he was introduced to an even more profound legacy and purpose. In the unfolding of this legacy, Franklin Smith has touched thousands in the classroom; and now that he has said yes to his epiphany, he reaches millions and beyond.