Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on the Franklin Square

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FRANKLIN, TN — The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition (FJEC) is proud to partner with the Fuller Story and the City of Franklin to make history as we unveil and dedicate a bronze statue of a United States Colored Troops soldier in front of the Historic Courthouse for the final phase of the Fuller Story initiative on Saturday, June 19th. History will also be made as the city comes together to celebrate Juneteenth with a gala and community awards ceremony at the Eastern Flank the night before the inaugural festival on the Franklin Public Square. The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition (FJEC) was created in 2020 after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The FJEC formed in order to see justice and equity flourish for all people in Franklin and Williamson County by leading, teaching, supporting, and holding public officials accountable in doing their jobs with fairness and consistency. FJEC Co-founder Pastor Walter Simmons is ready to celebrate this historic moment. “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and we’re honored to bring this celebration to life in Franklin, TN. This is a community effort and we...