The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time resident of Franklin TN, Alderman Pearl Bransford. She was an integral part of the growth and development of the full story of the African American community here in Williamson County. Mrs Bransford was a Alderman, a true public servant and a fixture in the Natchez community. She was always willing to share her wealth of knowledge with the next generation. We will truly miss her presence and voice as a leader in Franklin.

Pastor Bryant Herbert, co-founder of FJEC, remembers Pearl fondly. "Alderman Bransford was a true pioneer in Franklin. Her dedication to the African American community was unmatched. One thing I appreciated about Alderman Bransford was her willingness to share her wisdom with every person she met. We will miss her dearly."

The FJEC was formed in June of this year as a result as a group of advocates who care about our community and seek to bring about positive social change. We are a group of pastors, community activists, educators, and concerned citizens and we are working for change in Franklin and in Williamson County. Our goal is to help move our county and our city forward in unity and amplify the voices of those who are overlooked and underserved.

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