Join Gwen Ifill at 9 p.m. EDT for a one-hour town hall meeting that explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. Engage with other viewers and learn more about the town hall at PBS’s interactive home for the special.
Filmed just blocks from the site of the shootings, this event brings together a diverse range of voices to engage in constructive discussion through conversations with the families of victims, Charleston civil leaders, and commentators from across the country.
To inform the discussion, PBS NewsHour and Marist College’s Institute for Public Opinion conducted a survey of Americans’ attitudes towards race finding that on many fronts, race relations are at a low point in recent history.
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