Statue commemorating black soldiers’ struggle during the Civil War unveiled in Franklin | News

FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) – A statue celebrating black soldiers and their contributions to the Civil War was revealed in Franklin on Saturday.

The statue devotion concluded 3 days of education and event of black soldiers throughout the Civil War.

The event was called “March to Freedom,” and happened in front of the historical Franklin Court house on Saturday early morning. 

The Fuller Story arranged the occasion, which was totally free to go to.

The 3-day occasion ends with the “March to Freedom” event in front of the historical Franklin Court house and the unveiling of a bronze statue…

“This glorious statue will stand in front of the Historic Courthouse in Franklin where hundreds of escaped slaves in Williamson county and surrounding areas fled to in order to enlist in the Union Army, explained Dr. Chris Williamson, a founding member of The Fuller Story. “This statue represents the 186,000 United States Colored Troops soldiers who courageously fought for this country’s freedom and their own freedom. These black men are worthy to be honored and celebrated.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.