💔✨💔(swipe for more photos) On this day, two years ago, a racist, evil, white supremacist so blinded by #WhitePrivilege that he felt HE was oppressed, coward-ass POS with no moral compass or code, walked into #EmanuelAMEChurch, "one of the United States' oldest black churches, which has long been a site for community organization around civil rights", prayed with its congregation at Bible Study, and then shot them because they were black. He stole lives and sanity and the only thing his hate could do was bring #BlackPeople closer together, united in a common front that we never backed down from, that racism is alive and well in this "Great" nation and that hate will never tear us down. In fact, it does the opposite. We will stand strong and never forget you! Rest in Power! #CharlestonNine #Charleston9 #CharlestonStrong
#CynthiaMarieGraham Hurd (54) – Bible study member and manager for the Charleston County Public Library system; sister of Malcolm Graham.
#SusieJackson (87) – a Bible study and church choir member.
#EthelLeeLance (70) – the church's sexton.
#DePayneMiddletonDoctor (49) – a pastor who was also employed as a school administrator and admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University.
#ClementaCPinckney (41) – the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator.
#TywanzaSanders (26) – a Bible study member; grandnephew of Susie Jackson.
#DanielSimmons (74) – a pastor who also served at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw.
#SharondaColemanSingleton (45) – a pastor; also a speech therapist and track coach at Goose Creek High School; mother of MLB prospect Chris Singleton.
#MyraThompson (59) – a Bible study teacher.
#NeverForget #BlackLivesMatter #BentButNotBroken #BlackLikeVanilla