Franklin College's Black Student Union brought attention to ongoing national conversations about policing and racial justice Wednesday with a march and protest.
Around 50 students, faculty and staff attended the event. It started on campus outside the Napolitan Student Center and continued through downtown Franklin.
It's the first event of several planned by the union to continue conversations about race, equality and justice after a summer of civil unrest that began with the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in May. A bystander captured on video a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while arresting him.
Participants in the march encountered one counter protestor during the event, who circled them on a scooter during their march and at one point waved a confederate flag.
The Black Student Union plans to host an open forum on campus next week to encourage deeper conversations about race in the campus community. Franklin College remains a predominately white institution but has embraced new efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, with President Kerry Prather's administration announcing a new comprehensive plan to do so in August.
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