Widow of leader slain in Charleston shooting to speak at Central State

Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, will speak at Central State University’s spring commencement.

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Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, will speak at Central State University’s spring commencement.

The widow of a leader killed in the 2015 shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, will speak at Central State University next month.

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Jennifer Pinckney will speak at CSU’s commencement at 10 a.m., May 6 at the Dayton Convention center and tickets are required for admission. Jennifer Pinckney was the wife of Rev.

Clementa Pinckney who also served as a South Carolina state senator, was killed along with eight other people at the church almost two years ago.

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Convicted shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial, according to the Associated Press.

Jennifer Pinckney and her daughter are survivors of the shooting. She will share a “message of hope, forgiveness and perseverance” with 2017 graduates, according to Central State.

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