For five years, the survivors and families of those who died have traversed uniquely uneven paths through immense grief. Many have found new meaning in different, inspiring ways.
At the time, Charleston’s activist community was tightly knit, its backbone local black pastors, including many who lived through the civil rights movement and strongly advocated nonviolent protest. But over the five years since, the face of the city’s activists has changed. So has their mood.
A rushed process, judicial overreach, essential evidence ignored — a recently filed court brief by attorneys representing convicted murderer Dylann Roof raises several questions about his conviction and death sentence for killing nine worshippers at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in 2015.
SLED's investigation into millions of dollars sent to Emanuel AME Church after the 2015 massacre involved five interviews and one emailed statement.
Emanuel AME Church recently donated more than 50 boxes worth of correspondences it received following the 2015 church shooting to the S.C. Historical Society, which will preserve them for survivors, researchers and others.
The State Law Enforcement Division has opened an investigation into Emanuel AME Church's finances, including millions of dollars in donations sent to it after a racist gunman killed nine worshippers there in 2015.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has breathed new life into a lawsuit filed by survivors of the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting and victims' families against the federal government for failures that allowed the convicted killer to purchase a firearm.
Chris Singleton is slated to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Monday night as the New York Yankees recognize the fourth anniversary of the Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston.
“Every time we think we forget, someone reminds us,” a local pastor said. “They remind us in a song, they remind us in a painting.”
Emanuel AME Church and other houses of worship traumatized by mass shootings are reaching out to offer lessons learned and shoulders to lean on.
The following are events held in coordination with the fourth anniversary of the June 17, 2015, Emanuel AME Church shooting.
This isn’t your ordinary feature documentary. This is a film about an act of horrific violence. By a white supremacist. In a historic black church.
To learn more about “Grace Will Lead Us Home” and to hear from author Jennifer Berry Hawes, check out these upcoming events.
A new book by Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes tells the deeply personal story of what survivors and victims' families faced after a white supremacist killed nine worshipers inside Emanuel AME Church.
The father of Emanuel AME Church's slain pastor tooled around its fellowship hall Saturday visiting dozens of booths set up by vendors and health professionals on hand to continue his legacy of caring for those in need.
Chris Singleton's baseball career is over, but the son of a victim in Charleston's 2015 church shooting says his work to impact lives will go on.
Gary Washington, the deaf son of Emanuel AME Church shooting victim Ethel Lance, died Monday, striking yet another blow to a family that has grappled with so many.
Members of New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh joined Sunday worship at Emanuel AME Church to show unity between two houses of worship devastated by mass shootings.
A protest resulted in the founding of Emanuel AME Church, whose first leaders, including the Rev. Morris Brown, promptly ran afoul of the white authorities for asserting their independence and attempting to educate members of the black congregation.
After Dylann Roof's purchase exposed cracks in the gun background check system and prompted a hail of lawsuits, the FBI plans to make a change in the process, hoping to keep more weapons out of the wrong hands.
Polly Sheppard stood on a stage at Marion Square on a sweltering Saturday afternoon and spoke about the night that changed her and Charleston forever: June 17, 2015.
Though he tossed out the Emanuel AME Church victims’ lawsuits against the FBI on Monday, a federal judge in Charleston blasted "nonsense" in the background check system that led to Dylann Roof’s gun purchase.
Three years after the unimaginable happened, the pastor knew that the worshipers gathered before him were still hurting.
The loved ones of all nine victims are trying to forge new paths and find their new voices, ones that hold memories tight but also lead to meaningful futures.
Almost three years have passed since a racist gunman entered Emanuel AME Church's Bible study and gunned down nine black worshippers. A wide range of events, from dialogues about race to events that promote kindness, are scheduled to honor their lives.
President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated federal prosecutor Julius "Jay" Richardson, widely known for prosecuting mass killer Dylann Roof, to serve on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia.
Members of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church and its supporters will hold an anti-gun violence and racial reconciliation rally in June that will draw 1960s peace movement folk singer Joan Baez and others to Marion Square.
Goose Creek High School’s enrollment hovers around nearly 2,000 this year. The Berkeley County school has a mix of civilian and military families due to its proximity to the Naval Weapons Station and Joint Base Charleston.
Revered folk singer Joan Baez sings of the Emanuel AME Church shooting and President Barack Obama's healing words in a song included in her latest — and final — career album.
Outrageous. Superficial. A fool’s errand.
Friends and loved ones of Tywanza Sanders, the youngest person killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting, will race on March 11 to raise money for scholarships to honor him.
Chris Singleton stood in front of the building bearing his mother's name on Monday afternoon and asked everybody in attendance to “hug somebody that doesn't look like you.”
The FBI had the information needed to stop Dylann Roof from buying a gun and the time to find it before Roof fatally shot nine churchgoers in Charleston.
As the Goose Creek boys basketball team huddled around coach Blake Hall during a game last week, each Gators player wore something special on his uniform.
Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in a small village in Rwanda, Africa, and enjoyed a peaceful childhood until 1994, when the assassination of the nation's Hutu president sparked months of massacres of Tutsi tribe members.
The Rev. Sharon Risher, whose mother died in the Emanuel AME Church shooting, will speak Wednesday at the College of Charleston in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
When he went to court that day, summoned to jury duty, he hadn't expected to step into a dark chapter of Charleston’s history. His job had kept him on two continents in the months prior, so he wasn’t up on the local news.
Less than two weeks after Dylann Roof was sentenced to die for killing nine black church worshippers, a former white supremacist penned him a letter searching for signs of remorse.
A little tentative at first, the 19th-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs needed a few reps to hit his stride.
Dear Sutherland Springs,
Family members of victims in the Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston are speaking out about Sunday's church shooting in Texas that left at least 26 people dead and 20 injured.
Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof filed a handwritten request in his federal appeals case Monday seeking new attorneys, saying the ones appointed to him are Jewish and Indian and therefore "my political and biological enemies."
Former Charleston mayor Joe Riley has penned an op-ed for USA Today addressing the recent violence that broke out during a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
Just two years have passed.
Christopher Bryant sat in his usual seat raised above a federal courtroom last fall when Dylann Roof walked toward a podium before him.
Dylann Roof's appellate attorneys have a history of defending high-profile shooters, including the lead perpetrator in the Washington, D.C-area sniper attacks in 2002.
The Rev. Waltrina N. Middleton stood in front of hundreds inside of Charleston's Gaillard Center and sang a familiar song.
The crowd was smaller, but the tears still flowed and the songs still resonated. A few hundred people walked down Calhoun Street Saturday morning singing “Amazing Grace” and stopping at the now-iconic white church along their path to pray as Emanuel AME Church's bells tolled for the nine peo…
Officials announced Saturday that one of the designers of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will create a memorial to the victims of the June 2015 mass shooting at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.
It was a quiet Wednesday night in downtown Charleston's entertainment district. Charleston police officer Odie Delaney and his partner stopped by Five Guys on King Street for some burgers and fries, then parked their squad car near Marion Square.