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Charleston Church Symbolizes Equality Struggle for African-Americans

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the site of Wednesday night’s mass shooting, is known as a powerful and symbolic landmark in the struggle for equality among African-Americans. Again, after nine members perished, it stands as a stark reminder that the struggle continues. The Charleston, S.C., church, also known as “Mother Emanuel,” played a prominent role in the history of African Americans with a congregation that can trace its roots back to the 18th...

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