Wife of Clementa Pinckney among those honored at 2016 Atlantic Peace And Dialogue Awards

Published: Apr. 29, 2016 at 2:27 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2016 at 2:44 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Jennifer Pinckney, wife of slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was honored by the Atlantic Institute in recognition of the service she has rendered to the community since her husband's death.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of nine people gunned down during bible study at Emanuel AME last June.

Family friend Rev. Kylon Middleton was there to accept the award for Mrs.Pinckney.

State Representative Jenny Horne was also recognized with the Peace and Dialogue Award.

Rep. Horne was one of many lawmakers who lent their voices to the cause of having the Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds after the Emanuel massacre.

Horne, who claims to be a descendant of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, passionately called for the removal of the flag.

The Atlantic Institute also honored members of The Post and Courier. Jennifer Hawes, Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith and Natalie Caula Hauff were all recognized for their Pulitzer Prize winning series on Domestic Violence.

The Atlantic Institute annually recognizes members of the community who contribute to the progress of dialogue in the State of South Carolina.

College of Charleston president Glenn McConnell was the keynote speaker.

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