Slain pastor's remarks: "Sometimes you may have to die..."
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In October 2013, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney welcomed a group of civil rights activists to Charleston and to his church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal.
In videotaped remarks, later posted on YouTube, Pinckney offered an introduction to the church’s history along with comments about the role of the church in the African American community and the broader American society. Pinckney and eight others were slain at Emanuel on Wednesday night.
Here are some excerpts from his welcome.