We Are Charleston

Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN10206
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781531831325
Narrator/s: Barry Scott
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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""Emotional, careful, and rich, We Are Charleston makes sense of the senseless, the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre of June 2015. From one abominable event the book shapes a testament, an investigation, and a history. We Are Charleston sets the crime within the flow of race, church life, and Southern history and offers moving portraits of the victims. It dus the near impossible, which is to redeem tragedy on behalf of hope." -Edward Ball, author, Slaves in the Family In this book Charleston-based authors Herb Frazier, Dr. Bernard Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth consider the murderous rage of white supremacist Dylan Roof as a way to explore the racialized history of not only Charleston but also the nation. It is this history that made Roof's horrendous crime at Mother Emanuel AME Church possible the night of June 17, 2015. We Are Charleston also explains the origins and nature of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and the position of Mother Emanuel in the denomination, in Charleston, and in the history of the United States. Without this understanding we cannot fully grasp the meaning of what happened and why Mother Emanuel was the killer's target. The authors-renowned in their fields of expertise-are no strangers to Mother Emanuel. Combining their award-wining talents as journalist, historian, and put in the writing of this book, each have close friends or relatives in the church, and in fact, Frazier grew up in the congregation where his grandmother and father were members."

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Barry Scott
Product Number Z100117864
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718091088
Product Number EB00631120
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718041496

Professional reviews

"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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