Belmont University Walks with Shawn

The walk begins at Belmont's Inman Center
Shawn Dromgoole and Terri Chapman lead the Edgehill Black History Tour starting at Belmont University and walking around the Edgehill neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee, June 27, 2020.

Belmont University was proud to partner with the Edgehill Black History Tour Walk for Justice on Saturday, June 27 for a #WalkwithShawn.

Shawn Dromgoole, a black man who grew up in the South Nashville area, has recently been afraid to go for a walk in his own neighborhood. The Nashville community has begun taking walks together to show support, and a special walk happened this weekend that began on Belmont’s campus and ended on 12th Ave S.

Belmont was eager to be one of the hosts and serve as the starting location for the walk for Dromgoole as a way for the community to show support, solidarity and strength for this friend and neighbor.

Dromgoole speaks at the Edgehill Black History Tour
Shawn Dromgoole speaks at the Edgehill Black History Tour starting at Belmont University and walking around the Edgehill neighborhood in support of We Walk with Shawn in Nashville, Tennessee, June 27, 2020.

Dromgoole said, “I am so excited and honored we have an opportunity to be the voice for the voiceless and to walk for those who are yet still afraid to walk in their community. Together we can change the world one neighborhood at a time.”

View a gallery of photos from the walk here.