Thousands of mourners are gathered Friday to hear President Barack Obama pay tribute to the pastor and eight parishioners of the Emanuel AME Church today.
The nine were slain at the church during a Bible study session last week in what authorities are investigating as a racially-motivated attack.
Today's service for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator, promised to be another wrenching but cathartic occasion for the community to say goodbye to the victims.
Hansi Lo Wang of NPR joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from Charleston with details.
This segment aired on June 26, 2015.