HBCU Students Trying To Bring Back Freaknik

Revelers congregate on Roswell Road on Saturday April 19,1997. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chris Rank)

The Industry On Blast shared an Instagram post Wednesday that stated Atlanta residents and black college students “are trying to bring back” Freaknik after reports the event is coming back. The Industry On Blast says that “Atlanta authorities are not having it, and plan on shutting down popular exits in areas travelers may be coming in from,” referring to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s promise to be tough to keep Freaknik-related events from inside the city limits.

One Instagram user said he wonders “why are we as people trying to bring that mess back?” Another Instagram user said, “Stfu [sic] lying.”