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.
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.
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.
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.
Charleston has been grappling with a singular question for the last two years: Where do we go from here?
Drums beat, a trumpet bellows and voices rise up in jubilant greeting of the morning, Pentecost Sunday. It's a joyful day in the Christian church. Yet, here at Emanuel AME, sorrow still clings to the atmosphere, even two years later.
Two years have passed since a self-avowed white supremacist gunned down nine black worshippers during Emanuel AME Church's weekly Bible study.
To reflect on moments passed and journeys ahead, we asked members of each of the grieving families to describe what the second anniversary means in their lives.
The second anniversary of the racially motivated Emanuel AME Church shooting, which left nine worshippers dead in 2015, will include everything from a unity march to a forum on race to an ecumenical church service.
Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his conviction and death sentence in his hate-motivated slayings of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
Newly released videos of Dylann Roof's jail visits from family members during his trial show the young killer made his father cry, refused to tell his little sister he loved her, repeatedly provoked his mother's distress and described hatred for his defense attorneys.
A federal judge on Monday made public the exhibits from Dylann Roof's first competency hearing, including the convicted killer's mental health records from Lexington County.
Dylann Roof treasured his jail jumpsuit, the one with crisp and distinctive stripes. He followed jail rules, except when he hid a similar spare jumpsuit in his cell just in case he was given one that was too faded, too blended into nebulous shades of grey, for him to tolerate.
White supremacist Dylann Roof will have a new legal team representing him as he moves to appeal his death sentence for killing nine worshippers at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in June 2015.
Newly unsealed psychiatric reports about self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof portray a young killer more concerned with his reputation than the horrific, racially motivated crimes he committed or the punishments he faced.
Dylann Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist who killed nine black parishioners in a massacre at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, is now on federal death row.
Dylann Roof was transferred Friday afternoon from the Charleston County jail where he has stayed since his arrest in the Emanuel AME Church massacre.
During the federal trial for the massacre of nine people at Emanuel AME Church, Dylann Roof threatened to kill his attorney David Bruck, according to recently unsealed court documents.
A friend of Dylann Roof's on Wednesday dropped his appeal of a 27-month prison sentence in connection with the attack on Emanuel AME Church.
Calling his attorneys "the sneakiest group of people I have ever met,” Dylann Roof reached out to federal prosecutors on the eve of his hate crimes trial in an effort to scuttle a planned mental health defense aimed at sparing him the death penalty.
Convicted mass killer Dylann Roof will be sent to a federal prison to await execution once his state murder case concludes next week with a scheduled guilty plea, according to newly filed court documents.
Convicted mass killer Dylann Roof will plead guilty to state murder charges on April 10, sparing his nine victims' loved ones a second grueling death penalty trial and ensuring he spends the rest of his life in prison.