Charleston, S.C. still same 1 year after shooting massacre in church
Posted: 5:03 AM, Jun 17, 2016
Scripps National Desk
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<p>CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 21: Police tape is seen near the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church before it is opened for a Sunday service after a mass shooting at the church killed nine peopleoon June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. </p>
One year after nine churchgoers were killed by a gunman who had attended a service at their Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city hasn't changed much.
The massacre was a hate-fueled race crime. Today, a waterfront statue dedicated to Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces the site of the first shots of the Civil War, Fort Sumter.
The Associated Press reports the names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in the city's public housing projects. And nearby the church where the shootings occurred, in a park, sits a statue of Vice President John C. Calhoun — a defender of slavery.