9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston, S.C.


9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

    Hundreds gather for community prayer service in D.C. - Megan Cloherty, WTOP

    Mourners enter the National Cathedral of African Methodism on M Street Friday before a prayer vigil. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

    Mourners gather at Metropolitan AME Church, on M Street, Friday afternoon to prayer for the nine lives lost in Charleston. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

    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).

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