SC African American Calendar

SC African American History Calendar November 2017 Honoree: Mother Emanuel AME Church

Established in 1816, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest AME church in the Deep South and a historic symbol of faith, community building, and resistance to slavery and racism. Rev. Morris Brown, one of the first ordained pastors of the AME denomination and its second Bishop, organized Black members of Charleston’s Methodist…

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SC African American History Calendar October 2017 Honorees: Jennifer Pinckney, Felicia Sanders, Polly Sheppard

Among the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting are five survivors – three adults and two children who have shown incredible grace in becoming examples of powerful forgiveness for Charleston and the nation. As an example, Polly Sheppard, a retired nurse and Emanuel AME Church trustee, was participating in the Bible study the night…

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