We Are Charleston

Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100117864
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780718091088
Narrator/s: Barry Scott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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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. 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, some of 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. 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 Charlestontells 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 Charlestonmay help us discover what can be right in a world that so often has gone wrong.


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We Are Charleston
Product Number: BX00057963
Product Number:BN10206
Product Number:Z100117864

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Narrator(s): Barry Scott
Product Number BN10206
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781531831325
Product Number EB00631120
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718041496

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"Tragedy struck the community of Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, when a white supremacist shooter went to a prayer service at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church with murder on his mind. Barry Scott's resonant narration gives voice to the tragedy and those who died that night. Listening to the description of an event like this is a solemn experience given additional gravitas through Scott's rich tone. Scott tells the story not only of that night but also of the history of Charleston that led to it, as well as the effect the shooting had on the community. Listeners who experience this audiobook will feel a special connection to those whose lives were shattered that night. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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