NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC)
NAACP president Dr. Cornell Brooks said this is a “pivotal year” for the African American community. He said the organization's Journey For Justice march from Alabama to Washington DC is pushing for better voting rights and job opportunities among other issues.
Lay President Willie Glover said the denomination is renewing its goal to bring healing and wholeness.
"The massacre of the Emanuel 9 served to demonstrated the power of faith,” Glover said. “It took an act of hate, it brought lessons of love to the families of those who lost their lives."
North Charleston NAACP President Joe Darby said since the shooting the organization has had a small army of people helping the congregation with mental health and PTSD.