Emanuel 9-BOMA Minute
This day, April 19, 1816 is celebrated as the day Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston South Carolina opened its doors. In 1822 the Church was burned to the ground because one of its founders, Denmark Vessey, allegedly hatched a slave revolt. He was executed, along with 30 men for the plot. In 1834 all Black Churches were outlawed in the South so congregants worshipped underground until 1865 when Emanuel A.M.E. was formerly reopened.
On June 17, 2015 a white supremacist sat through Bible Study and then shot to death, nine of its parishioners, including the Pastor. This is a tribute to the Emanuel