“Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel”
Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island
On the evening of June 17, 2015, a young white man walked into the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in downtown Charleston and seared his name into the history of the Holy City. Dylann Roof’s murderous spree claimed the lives of nine innocent people that night, but as the people of Charleston and the rest of the nation would soon discover – it was not his heinous act of violence that would define our city. It was the community’s resilience and forgiveness from some of the families touched by this tragedy. On Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m., join the Daniel Island Historical Society for an unforgettable program featuring the authors of the recently released book We Are Charleston – Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Leading our discussion will be Herb Frazier, a journalist, writer/editor, and current marketing and public relations manager for Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; Dr. Bernard Powers, a professor of history at the College of Charleston and noted history consultant; and Marjory Wentworth, poet laureate of South Carolina, whose poems have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize five times. The authors will share the delicate process they undertook in writing the book, the history lessons they discovered along the way, and why this very important story is in many ways America’s story.