Never forget the Emmanuel 9. It's been a year since the dreadful day 21-year-old Dyan Rooth, a white man murdered nine black Christians including Pastor Clementa Pinckney, at the Mother Emmanuel AME bible study in Charleston, SC. Rooth was seen holding a confederate flag on FB, which many recognized as a symbol of hate. Following national protests Gov. Nikki Haley signed a ban to prohibit confederate flags from flying over state buildings in the Palmetto State. It took this tragegdy to mae progressin removing symbols of discrimination and hate.
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