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A Black man said he was afraid to walk in his own neighborhood. So hundreds of people joined him
Hundreds of people in a Tennessee man's community are marching by his side after he shared his fears of walking in his neighborhood because he is Black.
Shawn Dromgoole, 29, grew up in the 12 South neighborhood in Nashville, where his family has lived since 1966 when his grandmother bought a home there. They were once surrounded by other Black families, businesses and communities -- and for decades, they felt like they belonged.
But 54 years after his grandmother first moved there, Dromgoole said he felt like he couldn't even safely take a walk in his neighborhood without fearing for his life.
"Yesterday I wanted to walk around my neighborhood, but the fear of not returning home to my family alive kept me on my front porch," he wrote on May 27, in a post on the neighborhood social network app Nextdoor and on Facebook.