Black History: Special Delivery!!
June 17 marks the one year anniversary when nine members of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina were murdered during a prayer meeting.
Dylan Roof was arrested for the shooting. He remains in police custody and could face the death penalty. Trial was originally set to start in July 2016 but was delayed until January 2017 to allow additional time for psychiatric evaluation of Dylan Roof.
The one year anniversary was recognized in Charleston honoring the life and legacy of the shooting victims. The one year anniversary reminds us that racism is alive and well in America.
June 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm
Thank you for the reminder to everyone about this dreadful event in our recent history. How quickly we forget that the struggle continues! Racism and hatred was allowed to run rampant in the narrative of American society for much too long. Events such as these inform us that though deeply embedded in the American psyche, prejudice and hate can only be conquered with education, access and opportunity to re-write these narratives to reflect and respect a “people’s history”. We must do this NOW, mindful that the children today will be our leaders tomorrow.
We’ve mourned and witnessed enough tragedy, and we know what we must do to start the rewrite.
Thanks again for this post!
June 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm
So true. We are definitely not a post racial society.
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