All stores are open, see our trading hours
FREE SHIPPING FOR WEB ORDERS OVER $99
WISHLISTS
All stores are open, see our trading hours

We Are Charleston

Hardback|Jun 2016
Product Rating: 0

$42.99

: On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The...


Available in other Formats
eAudio Book - $21.34
eBook - $15.99

Out of Stock
Available to Order

Expected to ship in 5 to 6 weeks from Australia.

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You May Also Like

eBook
We Are Charleston eBook
$15.99
$15.99
in stock
eAudio Book
We Are Charleston eAudio
$21.34
$21.34
in stock
eBook
They Say We Are Infidels eBook
$15.94
$15.94
in stock
You Are the Key: Turning Imperfections Into Purpose Hardback
$41.99
$41.99
in stock
Battle Scars Are Beautiful: From Victim to Victory Paperback
$30.00
$30.00
in stock
Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers Hardback
$43.99
$43.99
in stock
eBook
We Be Big eBook
$11.99
$11.99
in stock

:
On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with their murders. Two days after the shooting, while Roof's court hearing was held on video conference, the families of his nine victims, one by one, appeared on the screen-forgiving the killer. The "Emanuel Nine" set a profound example for their families, their city, their nation, and indeed the world.


We Are Charleston not only recounts the events of that terrible day but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church and the wider denominational movement.


In many ways, this church's story is America's story-the oldest A.M.E. church in the Deep South fighting for freedom and civil rights but also fighting for grace and understanding. Fighting to transcend bigotry, fraud, hatred, racism, poverty, and misery. The shootings in June 2015, opened up a deep wound of racism that still permeates Southern institutions and remains part of American society.


We Are Charleston tells the story of a people, continually beaten down, who seem to continually triumph over the worst of adversity. Exploring the storied history of the A.M.E. Church may be a way of explaining the price and power of forgiveness, a way of revealing God's mercy in the midst of tremendous pain. We Are Charleston may help us discover what can be right in a world that so often has gone wrong.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL

Herb Frazier

Herb Frazier is the public relations and marketing manager for Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston, S.C. He grew up in the Ansonborough public housing projects in Charleston and at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has edited and reported for five daily newspapers in the South, including his hometown paper, The Post and Courier. In 1990, the South Carolina Press Association named him Journalist of the Year. Frazier studied journalism at the University of South Carolina and taught newswriting as a visiting lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a former M

Marjory Wentworth

Marjory Wentworth is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet who has worked extensively in human rights for organizations such as the UN High Commission for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland; The Whole World Institute of Boston; and Church World Service in New York. She is the co-author of "Taking a Stand". She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bestsellers in Biography

Australian Author
Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body, Born Again Paperback
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
Australian Author
Finding Faith: Inspiring Conversion Stories From Around the World Paperback
$17.99
$17.99
in stock
The Night the Angels Came: Miracles of Protection and Provision in Burundi Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been Paperback
$23.99
$23.99
in stock
The Magnolia Story Paperback
The Magnolia Story
Paperback
(2)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$24.99
$24.99
in stock