Battle of Franklin Trust to Unveil New Markers Recognizing the African-American Experience

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>>