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Church Elder Remembers Victims Of Charleston Shooting

Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network knew the victims of the shooting, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney. (Facebook)
Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network knew the victims of the shooting, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney. (Facebook)

Members of the community surrounding the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C. are grieving for the nine people killed Wednesday night during a prayer meeting.

The church’s head pastor, Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator and civil rights activist, was among the dead, according to police.

Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network knew Rev. Pinckney and spoke with Here & Now’s Robin Young from outside of the church to remember the victims of the shooting.

Guest

  • James Johnson, III, church elder and president of the Charleston Chapter of the National Action Network.

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