by: Jordan Cioppa
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An Emanuel Nine Memorial project in the works could soon get some help from the City of Charleston.
The project will honor the nine victims who were killed on June 17, 2015, when a gunman opened fire in the Emanuel AME Church during a Bible study.
According to officials with the Mother Emanuel Memorial Foundation, the project will cost $20 million, and so far, $12 million has been raised.
Charleston officials said City Council will soon consider putting $2 million towards the project with the help of high tourism revenues.
The Emanuel Nine Memorial will include a Memorial Courtyard that will commemorate the victims. This portion of the project will have fellowship benches and a fountain with the names of those who lost their lives carved into it.