Reverend Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Susie Jackson, 87
Ethel Lance, 70
Reverend Clementa Pinckney, 41
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Reverend Daniel L. Simmons Sr., 74
Reverend Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59

“…they have something to say to each of us in their death…They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. …They say to each of us, black and white alike, that we must substitute courage for caution. They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers. Their death says to us that we must work passionately and unrelentingly for the realization of the American dream. …These tragic deaths may lead our nation to substitute an aristocracy of character for an aristocracy of color. …we must not despair. …we must not lose faith in our white brothers. Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality. …And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace.”  — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Eulogy for the Martyred Children, September 18, 1963

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