The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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This project at the Franklin & Marshall College celebrates 300 years of Franklin's life and work.
This site's run by and for middle school students, and "remixes" our understanding of Franklin.
Franklin's works brought to you by the Library of Congress.
This companion site to the PBS mini-series offers extra fun facts and info.
Movie and TV Productions
A mini-series from 2002 that won an Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special.
This four-part mini-series showed four actors as Franklin and won five Emmys.
Franklin shows up as a character played by Howard Da Silva in this film based on the musical.
The original, French title page of the Autobiography.
See an original title page of the English version.
Read a digital copy of the 1869 published version.
An special celebrating Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday
Apparently, Franklin was really into music. As part of NPR's celebration of Franklin's birthday, they put together a collection of some of the music from Franklin's time.
Listen to an audio book version of the Autobiography here (LibriVox).
From NPR: "In his time, Ben Franklin was one of the world's most famous scientists. But was his famous kite experiment a hoax? In this special Fourth of July edition of Talk of the nation/Science Friday, we'll take a closer look at the life of founding father and scientist Benjamin Franklin, with Nobel laureate Dudley Herschbach."
Curious to see what Franklin looked like? Check this out.
This painting by Hobens shows another side of Franklin.