Charleston Shooting

Will racism have an end?


Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This was a church that African Americans attended. This Church is the oldest AME church in the South.

July 17th, 2015

The Charleston Church Shooting was a mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina this happened on the evening of June 17, 2015. During a prayer service, nine people were killed by a gunman, including the senior pastor and state senator.

Who was Dylan Storm??

What was his mindset?

Dylan Storm is a 22 year old man, who was the shooter of this brutal event. There will never be a clear understanding to why he did what he did. All that is explained is that he felt that African Americans never held the value to life that whites did. He felt as if Negros are stupid and violent, but at the same time have the capacity to be very slick with what they do. He wanted an end to it.

Why does this deserve Recognition?

The Charleston shooting deserves recognition because Nine innocent people lost their lives that day because the color of their skin. Racism is a huge problem that needs to stop because it leads to things such as this that no one deserves. The people who died were A huge factor in their church community & no one deserved to lose them, nor did they deserve to lose their lives. This was such a selfish thing for Dylan to do, because he felt threatened by blacks, wand that is simply not a reason to go and kill. Now not only do the families of the people who were killed have to live without them everyday, but the actual people who are gone will never get to live to the full potential that they had.

Location of the monument

The location of this monument will be at the Church where the shooting happened.


The people who were killed spent most of their time at this church, as mentioned this was like their second home & a way to contribute to the community around them

What is the Monument?

The Monument will be a cross with all of their names engraved on the front of it.

This will be in the front of the church as you walk in, they are gone but never forgotten.

Materials used

The cross will be made of Marble, because it is long lasting and shows importance that their rememberence is suppose to be held for a long time. There will also be a flower bed around it for people to come and go as they please and fill it with the victims favorite flowers, to keep the rememberence of them bright and happy as they would want it to be.