Partner Ruth Ellis

Queer Places:
Ruth Ellis Center, 77 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203

babe-franklin-picA native of Springfield, Illinois, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin (November 25, 1909 – December 12, 1973) co-operated Ellis and Franklin Printing with her longtime partner Ruth Ellis, with whom she also co-hosted house parties that added vitality to Detroit’s black LGBTQ life in the 1940s and ‘50s.


  1. https://michiganlgbtqremember.com/2017/04/09/babe-franklin/