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Title Grace will lead us home : the Charleston Church Massacre and the hard, inspiring journey to forgiveness / Jennifer Berry Hawes.
Author Hawes, Jennifer (Jennifer Berry), author.
Publication New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Edition First edition.
Description x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 364.1523 H
Note Includes index.
Summary "A deeply moving work of narrative nonfiction on the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof's massacre of nine innocents during their closing prayer horrified the nation. Two days later, some relatives of the dead stood at Roof's hearing and said, "I forgive you." That grace offered the country a hopeful ending to an awful story. But for the survivors and victims' families, the journey had just begun. In Grace Will Lead Us Home, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes provides a definitive account of the tragedy's aftermath. With unprecedented access to the grieving families and other key figures, Hawes offers a nuanced and moving portrait of the events and emotions that emerged in the massacre's wake. The two adult survivors of the shooting begin to make sense of their lives again. Rifts form between some of the victims' families and the church. A group of relatives fights to end gun violence, capturing the attention of President Obama. And a city in the Deep South must confront its racist past. This is the story of how, beyond the headlines, a community of people begins to heal. An unforgettable and deeply human portrait of grief, faith, and forgiveness, Grace Will Lead Us Home is destined to be a classic in the finest tradition of journalism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I: We have stared evil in the eye. Sown among thorns ; The visitor ; What is hidden ; Shadow of death ; Hate is grown ; The blood of life ; Love one another ; God forgives you, and I forgive you ; Not so fast ; A new breed: the lone wolf ; The power to forgive ; You have to pick a side ; A restless peace ; The world has come -- Part II: Looking to man for comfort. The loud silence of death ; Kindness of strangers ; "I want my Bible" ; Money in the temple ; Prepare a table for me ; A view from the front row ; Depths of the valley ; Be quick to listen ; Competing grief -- Part III: What's done in the dark comes to the light. Appalling silence of the good people ; One year later ; Business as usual ; Saved your soul ; A tale of two trials ; Before a cloud of witnesses ; A cold and hateful heart ; The confession of sins ; A seed cast onto rocky soil ; Magic decoder ring ; Twelve friends ; Nine beautiful lives -- Remarks by the President in eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
Subject Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
Hate crimes -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century.
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Mass shootings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century.
Racism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 21st century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 21st century.
South Carolina -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
African Methodist Episcopal Church. (OCoLC)fst00544497
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) (OCoLC)fst01995219
African Americans -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst00799595
Hate crimes. (OCoLC)fst00951873
Mass shootings. (OCoLC)fst01923085
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
South Carolina -- Charleston. (OCoLC)fst01204603
Genre History.
True crime stories.
ISBN 9781250117762 (hardcover)

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