A candlelight vigil will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin on June 2 from 6-7 p.m. in remembrance of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more black Americans who were killed in recent weeks.


The Jesus & Justice Candlelight & Vigil event will be held in the church parking lot located at 113 Natchez St., Franklin, and attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing and must wear a mask, according to a social media post from the church. Candles will be provided at the event.

“We invite all those who stand in agreement with love, peace and justice to join us tonight,” a member of the church said in a social media post.

The candlelight vigil is one of many gatherings across the country being organized in response to the deaths of Floyd, who died in police custody after an officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25; Arbery, who was shot to death while on a jog near Brunswick, Georgia on February 23; and Taylor, who was shot to death in her home by police in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13.

Those interested in attending can find more information on the church's Facebook page here.