Local vigil planned at African American Civil War Memorial tonight
The National Black United Front will host a Juneteenth Inter-faith Prayer vigil, honoring the victims of the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre in Columbia, S.C., Friday June 19 at 7 p.m.
The vigil will take place at the African American Civil War Memorial, directly outside the U Street Station.
The members of NBUF are asking members of all faiths in the community to join them as they will offer prayers and condolences to the victims of the shooting, their family, their friends and the members of Emmanuel AME Church as well.
Confirmed participants include Minister Khadir Muhammad (Mid-Atlantic Regional Minister of the Nation of Islam), LaDonna Sanders (President of the Alexandria NAACP) and Kezia Williams (Director of Capital Cause).