I published this five years ago today. Remember what happened at Mother Emanuel, always.
"I realized there was a journey here, from hate to redemption," says artist whose work looks at Mother Emanuel AME tragedy
Five years ago today, 9 Black worshippers were killed in a racist attack at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. I’ll never forget the day @BarackObama sang of their “Amazing Grace.” The House passed a bill to address the Charleston loophole, but the Senate refuses to act.
Dylann Roof murdered nine innocent people 5 years ago at Mother Emanuel AME church. The police arrested him without incident. Then they bought him Burger King. George Floyd allegedly used a $20 counterfeit bill. He was murdered. We need police reform, now.
If you’re in Columbia and aren’t from there, go.home. Our state came together&showed the world how to do this the right way and find a solution after Walter Scott&Mother Emanuel. Let’s do it again & keep finding solutions together. Violence will only mean more broken lives&hearts
Four years ago, nine beautiful souls were murdered as they gathered in prayer at Mother Emanuel Church in SC. The pain of that day remains a constant reminder of the work we must do to fight racism & end the daily tragedy of gun violence in our nation.