Reader reflections on Emannuel tragedy sought

The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. lead a crowd of people in prayer outside the Emanuel AME Church on June 19 after a memorial in Charleston.

The mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015, brought the community together in shared grief, outrage and purpose. We want to hear from readers how this tragedy changed their lives and how the spirit of that time lives on with them.

Please email your stories to or send them by mail to: Allison Nugent-Caruso c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston SC 29403.

Please limit submissions to 300 words and list your name, street and town, along with a phone number where you can be reached (this is just for verification purposes and will not be published).

Deadline for submissions is May 13.