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Sidney Franklin (11 July 1903 – 26 April 1976) -the first Jewish American to become a successful bullfighter

From the Sidney Franklin Collection (Call number P-894) in the archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. 

There is an electronic finding aid for the collection here: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=635255

From the finding aid: “…In 1922, after a violent dispute with his father, Franklin ran away to Mexico City, where within a year the well-known Mexican matador, Rodolfo Gaona, was grooming Franklin for the bullring. Franklin’s debut bullfight was in September 1923 in Mexico City…”

Do you find this interesting? The American Jewish Historical Society event on June 23rd: Changing Lives, Making History: CBST – The First Forty Years – CBST’s 40th Anniversary Book

For more information on the event click here: http://cjh.org/event/2667

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