President’s Statement On Charleston Tragedy: “I’ve had to make statements like this too many times.”

 

Mother Emanuel is, in fact, more than a church.  This is a place of worship that was founded by African-Americans seeking liberty.  This is a church that was burned to the ground because its worshipers worked to end slavery.  When there were laws banning all-black church gatherings, they conducted services in secret.  When there was a nonviolent movement to bring our country closer in line with our highest ideals, some of our brightest leaders spoke and led marches from this church’s steps.  This is a sacred place in the history of Charleston and in the history of America.

 

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