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Read President Obama’s moving eulogy for Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney

Read President Obama’s moving eulogy for Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney

VOX – Updated by on June 26, 2015

On Friday, June 26, President Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was murdered in the Charleston shootings. In the emotional, wide-ranging speech, Obama connected the mass killing to “a long history” of violence meant to intimidate and terrorize African Americans, and warned that it would be “a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for” if America let itself “go back to business as usual.”

The full text of Obama’s remarks follows. Continue reading

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