Moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR’s Gwen Ifill, AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON (premiering Monday, Sept 21 at 9pm ET; check local listings ) is a one-hour town hall meeting that explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-America parishoners in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. The events in Charleston have sparked national conversations about the meaning and significance of the Confederate flag, put new focus on the political call to action, "Black Lives Matter," and has made race and the changing demographic landscape a central topic in the 2016 elections.

Through conversations with the families of the victims, Charleston civic leaders, and commentators from across the country, this town hall special brings together a diverse range of voices to engage in constructive conversation about the issues raised by events in South Carolina. AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON was taped just blocks from the site of the shootings, at the Circular Congregational Curch before a live studio audience.

Images from America After Charleston