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Author Frazier, Herb, 1950- author.

Title We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel [Hoopla electronic resource] / Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., Ph.D., and Marjory Wentworth.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2016.
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Performer Read by Barry Scott.
Summary On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with their murders. Two days after the shooting, while Roof's court hearing was held on video conference, the families of his nine victims, one by one, appeared on the screen-forgiving the killer. The "Emanuel Nine" set a profound example for their families, their city, their nation, and indeed the world. We Are Charleston not only recounts the events of that terrible day but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church and the wider denominational movement. In many ways, this church's story is America's story-the oldest A.M.E. church in the Deep South fighting for freedom and civil rights but also fighting for grace and understanding. Fighting to transcend bigotry, fraud, hatred, racism, poverty, and misery. The shootings in June 2015 opened up a deep wound of racism that still permeates Southern institutions and remains part of American society. We Are Charleston tells the story of a people, continually beaten down, who seem to continually triumph over the worst of adversity. Exploring the storied history of the A.M.E. Church may be a way of explaining the price and power of forgiveness, a way of revealing God's mercy in the midst of tremendous pain. We Are Charleston may help us discover what can be right in a world that so often has gone wrong.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Sermons.
Mass shootings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Sermons.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Sermons.
Hate crimes -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Sermons.
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Sermons.
Hate crimes -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century.
Racism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 21st century.
Added Author Powers, Bernard Edward, author.
Wentworth, Marjory, 1958- author.
Scott, Barry, 1955- narrator.
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ISBN 9780718091088 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
0718091086 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11659337
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