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Rev. Anthony Thompson’s wife Myra was one of nine killed at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church in June. Since then, he’s had little time for grieving, between consoling his children and friends. Now he’s leading the charge for gun reform in South Carolina and he’s backing Hillary Clinton. (Dean Russell/Here & Now)
Rev. Anthony Thompson’s wife Myra was one of nine killed at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church in June. Since then, he’s had little time for grieving, between consoling his children and friends. Now he’s leading the charge for gun reform in South Carolina and he’s backing Hillary Clinton. (Dean Russell/Here & Now)
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The Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra, on the night of June 17, 2015. She was one of nine fatally shot at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Her killer, the self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof, was convicted Thursday on 33 counts of federal hate crimes and now awaits sentencing.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke with Thompson in February at his home in Charleston.

This segment aired on December 16, 2016.

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