Mother Emanuel AME Church Incident Analysis

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It has been two months since the devastating tragedy and massacre took the lives of nine larger than life members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. June 17, 2015, what seemed to be an ordinary day for many, quickly became a horrific nightmare that would haunt our communities for years to come.
The night the incident occurred, I was watching a movie with my younger siblings when I decided to check facebook. The only thing I saw on my timeline was the hashtag #prayforcharleston. I decided to say my prayers and go to sleep. Whatever happened I would find out the next morning. Waking up the next morning, my mother came to my room crying heavily and said, “they killed Senator Pinckney.”
I was devastated.

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