One of the nine victims of a hate crime that occurred at Mother Emmanuel, Clementa Pinckney was a pastor and Senator in the South Carolina Senate, as the youngest elected black member of that organization.
Jason Horowitz researched and wrote about the killings for the New York Times, and assembled a profile of the regular 12 hour work days of Mr. Pinckney’s two careers. Much of the profile had to be cut.
From the posting:
A good part of what I learned found its way into our account of that awful day, but because the article took in the totality of the events and players, much did not. Mr. Pinckney struck me as a remarkable politician and man that readers would want to know more about, so I wanted to offer this extended look at his last day here.
You can read the profile in it’s entirety on Medium.
Posted by David Streever