By Aima Corinaldi - To The Contrary Intern
June 17, 2015 marked the day of the tragic mass shooting that occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, resulting in the death of nine innocent members of the church. What some people may not realize is that this took place just a day after the 193rd anniversary of a failed slave revolt. This revolt resulted in the church being burned to the ground as well as 35 of the members being executed. Last week, the church and its current members were once again the victims of a hate crime.
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