Charleston, an Anguished City, Reckons with Racial Hatred as the Nation Mourns

July 6, 2015

The final hearse left Mother Emanuel, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Calhoun Street, on Tuesday, following the funeral of the Rev. Daniel L Simmons Sr., the last of the nine people who were murdered two weeks ago as they held a Bible study together and welcomed a stranger into their midst.

Since the day the stranger–I refuse to write his name–took those good people away from those they loved and those they led and inspired, the nation has been in mourning.

Linda Stamato for NJVoices/NJ.com, July 2

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