Digital tribute to Mother Emanuel commemorates upcoming anniversary

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Mourners gathered outside of Mother Emanuel Church to honor those who lost their lives during June's shooting - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • Mourners gathered outside of Mother Emanuel Church to honor those who lost their lives during June's shooting
As the anniversary of the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church approaches, a new online exhibit has been created to detail the outpouring of support for Mother Emanuel in the aftermath of violence.

In partnership with the church, the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Africana, and the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture have collected hundreds of photographs depicting vigils, marches, and protests that took place after the shooting and highlighting memorabilia received from all over the world.

“We see this online tribute as a healing and educational resource, for Mother Emanuel and the wider Charleston community,” said Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

Funded in part by CofC’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and supported by a grant from Google, “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church” can be found online at go.cofc.edu/ldhiemanuel.


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