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President Obama travels to the College of Charleston in South Carolina to deliver a eulogy for Reverend Clement Pinckney and 8 other congregation members of Emanuel AME who were killed on June 17, 2015 at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

In his eulogy, the President highlighted just how much Reverend Pinckney accomplished during his 41 years of life -- being in the pulpit at age 13, a pastor at age 18, and a public servant at age 23.

The Charleston church shooting (also known as the Charleston church massacre) - Wikipedia

pdfPresident Obama Delivers a Statement on the Shooting in South Carolina a www.whitehouse.gov

pdfRemarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney

 Senator Clementa C. Pinckney

Democrat - Jasper

District 45 - Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Counties -

Personal Information

  • Pastor, Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston
  • Residing in Ridgeland
  • Born July 30, 1973 in Beaufort
  • Son of John and the late Theopia (Stevenson) Pinckney
  • Allen University, B.A., 1995
  • Princeton University Research Fellow, Summer, 1994
  • University of South Carolina, Master of Public Administration, 1999
  • Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 2008
  • October 23, 1999 married Jennifer Benjamin, 2 children, Eliana and Malana
  • Board of Directors, Southern Mutual Insurance Company