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‘Given our community a voice’ - Forsyth County United group creates platform to amplify new perspectives
Keisha Johnson, left, and Candice Horsley at a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Johnson and Horsley help lead the new Facebook group Forsyth County United that formed out of the recent protests in downtown Cumming over police brutality and racial inequality. - photo by Sabrina Kerns
When three Forsyth County teenage girls announced the cancellation of their planned protest against police brutality over Facebook, they could not have known that it would spark an immediate call to action from other community members and eventually lead to the creation of Forsyth County United — an online group that has brought Black voices to the forefront in Forsyth County.