Members of the community surrounding the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C. are grieving for the nine people killed Wednesday night during a prayer meeting.
The church's head pastor, Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator and civil rights activist, was among the dead, according to police.
Elder James Johnson of the National Action Network knew Rev. Pinckney and spoke with Here & Now's Robin Young from outside of the church to remember the victims of the shooting.
- James Johnson, III, church elder and president of the Charleston Chapter of the National Action Network.
This segment aired on June 18, 2015.