2022 future maker

Kirk Franklin

Iconic and Influential

Kirk Franklin is celebrating his 30th year as a multi-award-winning choir director, gospel singer, and songwriter, known for his many wonderful collaborations with icons like Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, and Jill Scott.


The Dreamer’s Journey

Rooted in community outreach through song, Franklin’s impressive music career (including 16 Grammys!) has laid the foundation for greater possibilities, including his mainstream crossover from gospel to mainstream secular music, amplifying positive community growth and bonding.


Future Greatness

As one of the inaugural inductees into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame, Kirk Franklin’s contributions to music, his community, and the world at large are sure to ring loud and teach future generations how to Dream in Black.

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