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The Resource We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel, Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., PhD, Marjory Wentworth

We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel, Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., PhD, Marjory Wentworth

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We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel
Title
We are Charleston
Title remainder
tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel
Statement of responsibility
Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., PhD, Marjory Wentworth
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with their murders. Two days after the shooting, while Roof's court hearing was held on video conference, some of the families of his nine victims, one by one, appeared on the screen--forgiving the killer. The "Emanuel Nine" set a profound example for their families, their city, their nation, and indeed the world. We Are Charleston not only recounts the events of that terrible day but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church and the wider denominational movement. In many ways, this church's story is America's story-- the oldest A.M.E. church in the Deep South fighting for freedom and civil rights but also fighting for grace and understanding. Fighting to transcend bigotry, fraud, hatred, racism, poverty, and misery. The shootings in June 2015, opened up a deep wound of racism that still permeates Southern institutions and remains part of American society. We Are Charleston tells the story of a people, continually beaten down, who seem to continually triumph over the worst of adversity. Exploring the storied history of the A.M.E. Church may be a way of explaining the price and power of forgiveness, a way of revealing God's mercy in the midst of tremendous pain. We Are Charleston may help us discover what can be right in a world that so often has gone wrong." --
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1950-
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Frazier, Herb
Dewey number
364.1509757/915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1958-
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  • Powers, Bernard E.
  • Wentworth, Marjory
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  • Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Mass shootings
  • African Americans
  • Hate crimes
  • African American churches
  • Hate crimes
  • Racism
  • African Americans
Label
We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel, Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., PhD, Marjory Wentworth
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-231)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wrong church, wrong people, wrong day -- Forgiveness -- The flag comes down -- The sin of slavery -- Revolutionary ideas and the rise of African Methodism -- The slave conspiracy -- Resurrection -- Jim Crow -- Life in the Borough -- Civil rights -- People in service to the church -- What is forgiveness? -- The unfinished story
Control code
ocn930256977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 234 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780718077310
Lccn
2016930186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930256977
Label
We are Charleston : tragedy and triumph at Mother Emanuel, Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., PhD, Marjory Wentworth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-231)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wrong church, wrong people, wrong day -- Forgiveness -- The flag comes down -- The sin of slavery -- Revolutionary ideas and the rise of African Methodism -- The slave conspiracy -- Resurrection -- Jim Crow -- Life in the Borough -- Civil rights -- People in service to the church -- What is forgiveness? -- The unfinished story
Control code
ocn930256977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 234 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780718077310
Lccn
2016930186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930256977

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