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Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church reopens with prayer, praise and a call for change

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hundreds Sunday packed the pews of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church readying themselves to bury nine beloved members and seek justice on their behalf as part of the church’s activist tradition. In an energetic and emotional service, the Rev. Norvel Goff assured those gathered that the victims, including the church’s pastor and […]

Rosa Parks kept faith with AME Church

WASHINGTON—A bronze statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 27, a day for members of her African Methodist Episcopal Church to celebrate one of their own. President Obama, capping an hour-long ceremony in Statuary Hall, recalled the desegregation of public buses in Montgomery, Ala., after a yearlong boycott that […]