The Unity of The Holy City

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On June 17th, the faithful of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in downtown Charleston came face to face with evil. Instead of closing the doors on someone different than themselves, they followed the tenants of their faith: The doors of their church and their hearts were open. We all know by now that 9  lives were taken during those horrific moments. In the aftermath, as pundits and tv crews reported and sometimes speculated on the intentions and beliefs of the shooter, the Charleston community did something far greater, they wrapped their arms around the victims, their families, Mother Emanuel Church, and the community as a whole .The following pictures are a look through my lens, days after the  shooting, as the best in people overshadowed the hate.

Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston

Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston

A child places flowers at the feet of Mother Emanuel A.M.E.

A child places flowers at the feet of Mother Emanuel A.M.E.

Friends comfort each other as the make-shift memorial

Friends comfort each other as the make-shift memorial

Moments of worship between strangers

Moments of worship between strangers

 

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Many buildings and businesses in Charleston made it a point to show their support for Mother Emanuel

Many buildings and businesses in Charleston made it a point to show their support for Mother Emanuel

 

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Sights during a march down Calhoun Street.

Sights during a march down Calhoun Street.

 

A bride brings her wedding party to lay their flowers at the memorial.

A bride brings her wedding party to lay their flowers at the memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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