It was a horrific act and a holy response that brought our nation to its knees. You are invited to be part of the life affirming way forward as we begin to build and endow the Emanuel Nine Memorial. Your gift will help us move forward.

The Emanuel Nine Memorial
offers a prayer to the world:

God help us.
Help us bear witness
to the pain of inhumanity
and the goodness of life.
Heal us from the ravages of hate.
Help us embrace our spiritual freedom,
in order to bless this broken world.
Help us have faith always and never lose hope
so that love may live on through us.

Restoration and Preservation of the Historic Church

The Emanuel AME Church welcomes community friends to donate to our church building structural improvements. Checks are payable to the Historic Mother Emanuel AMEC Foundation.

Please mail to:

110 Calhoun Street
Mother Emanuel Way Memorial District
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Mother Emanuel AME Church is one of the few well-preserved historic church interiors in the Charleston area, with original features including the altar, communion rail, pews, and light fixtures. The construction of the present structure started in the spring of 1891 and was completed in the spring of 1892. The pipe organ was installed in 1908. The church has a capacity of 1,123 making it among Charleston’s largest black churches. The church is currently raising funds to restore and preserve the historic church structure in anticipation of the opening of the Emanuel Nine Memorial.