Delivering a eulogy at the funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, killed in the Charleston church massacre with 8 more by white supremacist Dylan Roof, President Obama sings “Amazing Grace.”
The hymn holds a special place in Black American History, and was written by a former British slave trader.
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
A jury in South Carolina today convicted Dylann S. Roof in the racially motivated killings of 9 black people in a church in Charleston. He faces the possibility of a death sentence.
It’s about time. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, just now: “”The Confederate flag is coming off the South Carolina Statehouse. Tomorrow morning at 10:00am, we will see the Confederate Flag come down,” she added, “with dignity.”
South Carolina’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.
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