Memorial groundbreaking

On July 22nd, the Emanuel Nine Memorial groundbreaking marked a profound moment of remembrance and hope.

Standing together, family members of the Emanuel Nine expressed their heartfelt aspirations for the Memorial, envisioning a place that unites people to confront their differences, reverse hate, put an end to gun violence, and work toward justice with resolute love and compassion.

Malcolm Graham, brother of the late Cynthia Graham Hurd, said “As Cynthia would say, keep the faith, do the work.” Continue to follow @emanuel9memorial on Instagram for updates on the Memorial throughout the journey.