We are deeply saddened by the horrific acts of violence perpetrated on the congregation of Emanuel A. M. E. Church  in Charleston, SC.  A church born in the struggle against slavery and racial violence stands as a testament to the faith and identity of this sacred American institution. Let us come together as a nation to support this grieving community in prayer and action. May this tragedy inspire all Americans to seek peace through faith, love and justice for all.  

The board of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation