Widow of Charleston church shooting victim speaking at Duke

Jennifer Pinckney, widow of slain South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney, is speaking at a forum on faith and race at Duke University. In this file photo, Pinckney joins other family members and victims of gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, before President Barack Obama spoke about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DURHAM, N.C. — The widow of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney who was shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is speaking at a forum on faith and race at Duke University.

Jennifer Pinckney appears Tuesday evening at the university’s Page Auditorium in Durham.

Her husband was the minister of Emanuel AME where he and eight members were gunned down last June during a Bible study.

A white man, Dylann Roof, is charged with murder in state court and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty at his trial set to begin in July.

Roof also faces dozens of charges, including hate crimes, in federal court. Federal prosecutors have not yet said whether they will seek the death penalty. A hearing in that case is set Thursday in Charleston.