P&C: Memorial to victims in Emanuel AME Church mass shooting on track for fall groundbreaking

By Adam Parker
Post and Courier

If all goes as planned, the Mother Emanuel Memorial Foundation will break ground this fall.

The memorial honoring the nine members of Emanuel AME Church who were killed in a mass shooting on June 17, 2015, and the five people who survived the attack, will replace a portion of the church’s paved parking lot.

Designed by Michael Arad, it includes three main elements and could cost about $20 million. The foundation, which is independent from the church, can account for a little more than half of the amount needed.

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