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June 17, 2020 -
This week marks five years since the racist massacre of black worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The grim anniversary finds America in turmoil over police violence and a global pandemic that also reveals our racial divisions. While we tend to think our nation's story is always getting better, recent events make that hope hard to sustain, writes South Carolina native John Cooper.
June 16, 2020 -
The 2015 massacre of nine churchgoers in Charleston by a Confederate flag-waving white supremacist spurred a movement to remove symbols of the Confederacy from public spaces. The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has propelled that movement forward.
June 17, 2016 -
Two mass shootings a year apart took place in spaces that were supposed to be sanctuaries for oppressed communities. But the very freedom and strength such spaces have offered also made them targets for hate and violence.