It was a nice sunny evening on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Charelston SC as Parishioners arrived to Emanuel AME Baptist church greeting each other, hugging and chatting for a bit as they were preparing their normal prayer meeting without an inkling that soon something drastic would occur to make it their.... last prayer and last supper.
Six women ranging in ages of 26 to 87 and three men ages 41 to 75 were all gathered for what is to become their last evening ALIVE on earth.
While praying and discussing the financials and arrangements as usual, thirty minutes later, a young white male with hatred, malice and evil in his mind, heart & Spirit, approached the Lords House with an intent to SEEK, KILL, and DESTROY!
He entered the church and took a sit while waiting for the the perfect time to unleash his HELL's FURY onto unsuspecting members.
He shouted, "No! You've raped our women and you've stolen and you've taken over the country, so no, this must be done"
Then he opened FIRE to Destroy!
And Destroyed he did!
He Destroyed 9 LIVES
He Destroyed a Church!
He Destroyed a Community!
He Destroyed 9 Families!
He Destroyed a Race of People!
Now, Because he is ALIVE and they are dead.
He Destroyed our TRUST in the Judicial System!
Justice Must be Demanded!
Keep Fighting for Justice!!
JUSTICE FOR "THE 9"
Cynthia Hurd- 54 years old
Susie Jackson-87 years old
Ethel Lance- 70 years old
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor-49 years old
The Honorable Rev. Clementa Pinckney-41 years old
Tywanza Sanders-26 years old
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. 74 years old
Rev. Sharonda Singleton-45 years old
Myra Thompson-59 years old
COME TO ST. JAMES M. B. CHURCH SATURDAY JUNE 20 AT 6PM-7PM FOR
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO HONOR CHARLESTON LIVES LOST AT EMANUEL AME
Join with HandsUPNWA, Umoja Soul Writers Group and Omni Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology as we unite together for this tragedy.
LETS STAND TOGETHER IN UNISON FOR THE DECEASED AND PAY OUR RESPECTS
COME LATER TO POETIC JUSTICE OPEN MIC to talk about Justice, Pain, Suffering and more at Common Grounds on Dickson St from 8pm-11pm. Free Platform to Speak about Justice!