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Racial justice group plans Franklin march for end of July

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The Confederate monument in the center of the Franklin Public Square was erected by the Franklin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1899.

A new student-led racial justice group will hold a march protesting the Confederate monument in the Franklin Public Square next weekend.

Students for Black Empowerment, a group of four rising college freshmen in Williamson County, will lead the effort. According to its social media profile, the group is a "coalition working to expose and condemn systemic racism while empowering black people in the fight for equality and ending the oppression in our communities."

The march was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 25, but due to an "increased interest" in the event, the date has been moved to Friday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m.

The protest will begin at First Missionary Baptist Church and end at the public square. The group requires masks and recommends signs. According to Students for Black Empowerment, the Franklin Police Department will monitor the event to keep everyone safe.

For more information, visit the group's Instagram page at @s.f.b.e.

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Hello @Tori, please edit the story with the right day. July 31st is a Friday, thank you.

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