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Late on Wednesday evening a white gunman fatally shot nine black people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina before fleeing the scene and evading local police.
Anti-black violence in places of worship is nothing new. The most infamous of these attacks was the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four little girls died in that attack, making Wednesday’s attack more than twice as deadly.
The nine victims of last night's attacks include
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As we struggle with the reality of this hatred and violence—our request is simple. We ask that you continue to uplift the lives of the black community in your prayers.
We ALL are responsible in stopping this lineage of violence.
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