Thursday, June 18, 2015
Nine Are Killed in Charleston Church Shooting; Gunman Is Sought - The New York Times
Nine Are Killed in Charleston Church Shooting; Gunman Is Sought - The New York Times: The church is one of the nation’s oldest black congregations. The Gothic Revival building dates from 1891 and is considered a historically significant building, according to the National Park Service. The congregation was formed by black members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal Church who broke away “over disputed burial ground,” according to the website of the National Park Service. In 1822, one of the church’s co-founders, Denmark Vesey, tried to foment a slave rebellion in Charleston, the church’s website says. The plot was foiled by the authorities and 35 people were executed, including Mr. Vesey.
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