Charleston considers naming district to honor church victims

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston City Council is taking up a resolution to create a memorial district in honor of the nine people who were shot and killed at a black church earlier this year.

City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday calling for the creation of the “Mother Emanuel Way Memorial District.”

Gregorie says he hopes the city will put up signs to designate the district on Calhoun Street in front of the church in the city’s historic district.

Nine parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME were killed June 17.

A 21-year-old white man has been charged in their deaths.

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