Former Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson and Jevon Kearse smile as they talk with Maeola Anderson-Cox, an 80-year-old former civil rights activist, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson and Jevon Kearse smile as they talk with Maeola Anderson-Cox, an 80-year-old former civil rights activist, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins hands an autograph to Aubrey Young, 9, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins hands an autograph to Aubrey Young, 9, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse picks up JaLiyah Freeman, 3, for a photo as Joy Freeman, 7, and fellow former Titan LenDale White pose during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse picks up JaLiyah Freeman, 3, for a photo as Joy Freeman, 7, and fellow former Titan LenDale White pose during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Kimberly Collier takes a photo of Kacie Brewer as she poses with former Tennessee Titans players Brad Hopkins, Chris Johnson and Jevon Kearse during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Kimberly Collier takes a photo of Kacie Brewer as she poses with former Tennessee Titans players Brad Hopkins, Chris Johnson and Jevon Kearse during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins signs an autograph on a toy football for a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins signs an autograph on a toy football for a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse signs an autograph for a fan with other former players during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse signs an autograph for a fan with other former players during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson smiles while speaking with a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson smiles while speaking with a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse and LenDale White talk and laugh with each other during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse and LenDale White talk and laugh with each other during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan LenDale White hands an autograph to a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan LenDale White hands an autograph to a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Joy Freeman, 7, looks at her drink with a Juneteenth-themed drawing on her face during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Joy Freeman, 7, looks at her drink with a Juneteenth-themed drawing on her face during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse smiles as he signs an autograph for a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Jevon Kearse smiles as he signs an autograph for a fan during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson smiles as he talks with Maeola Anderson-Cox, an 80-year-old former civil rights activist, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Titan Chris Johnson smiles as he talks with Maeola Anderson-Cox, an 80-year-old former civil rights activist, during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins hands an autograph to Kimberly Collier during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Former Tennessee Brad Hopkins hands an autograph to Kimberly Collier during the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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