Mother Emanuel 9 to be Honored with Memorial by Same Architect Who Helped Create 9/11 Memorial 

Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, shot and killed nine Black worshipers during Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church. (Stephen B. of Morton/AP)

Two years to the day from when white supremacist Dylann Roof opened fire on members of a Charleston, S.C., church, it was announced that the nine victims will be honored with a memorial.

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church said Saturday, June 17, that the Mother Emanuel 9, as the victims are collectively known, will be remembered with a permanent memorial at the sanctuary.

“This memorial on the grounds of the church will help keep the memory of the Emanuel 9 alive and honor the resilience of the families, survivors and church members,” Rev. Eric S.C. Manning said in a statement.

Michael Arad of Handel Architects in New York City has been selected to create the memorial…

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