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…