Charleston’s Battle Against White Supremacy Has Only Just Begun


The College of Charleston’s basketball arena was packed last Friday night, as the city’s residents came together to mourn the nine people murdered by Dylann Roof two days earlier at the Emanuel AME church downtown, only a few blocks away. Earlier in the day, at Roof’s arraignment, survivors of the racially motivated attack and family members of those who died were unanimous in their expressions of forgiveness. At the auditorium, white and black locals held hands and sang “We Shall Overcome.”

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