We Shall Live in Peace – Remembering the Charleston Nine
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated sends heartfelt condolences to the families and community in Charleston, SC. Our hearts are heavy and full of sorrow as we mourn the passing of our sisters and brothers who were killed as they worshipped at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.
As the Charleston Nine are laid to rest, we ask that you take a moment to reflect on the lives of Senior Pastor of Emanuel AME Church and South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, Sharon Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Reverend Doctor Daniel L. Simmons, and Myra Thompson.
Racism has no place in American Society.
In the midst of our pain, disbelief and sorrow, we must remain strong in our faith and confidence in ourselves as mothers, aunts, sisters, and committed women that all lives matter. We, the women of Zeta, will ensure that the Charleston Nine deaths will not be in vain.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Mary Breaux Wright
International Grand Basileus
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated