The Battle of Franklin Trust, along with the City of Franklin, is scheduled to host an event to unveil historic markers to commemorate local African Americans’ experiences before, during, and after the Civil War.
The event is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. October 17 at the Public Square in downtown Franklin, according to a press release.
Three pastors — Hewitt Sawyers, Dr. Chris Williamson, and Kevin Riggs — conceived this initiative, along with historian and Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson, according to a press release.
“I am so proud to be part of this effort. The stories told by these interpretive markers have always been part of our shared history, and it is time we are honest with the past,” Jacobson said. “The Fuller Story is, in many ways, the story of America. I applaud the pastors for their leadership and our friends all over Franklin for their support and steadfast commitment.” More>>
Amia ran away from William Donelson in August of 1815. Donelson offered a hundred dollar reward to anyone who apprehended her.
Solomon ran away from John B. Craighead in October of 1816. Craighead was offering a fifty dollar reward to anyone who apprehended him.
Harry ran away from Joseph Cook in January of 1819
Mingo ran away from John Chapman in December of 1815.Chapman was offering a thirty dollar reward to anyone who apprehended him.
George ran away from Michael Campbell in September of 1819. Campbell was offering a fifty dollar reward to anyone who apprehended him.
Sam ran away from Michael Campbell in April of 1813. Campbell was offering a twenty dollar reward to anyone who apprehended him.
Jinny ran away from T. G. Bradford in April of 1918. Bradford was offering a hundred dollar reward to anyone who apprehended her.