Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Attends Charleston AME Church Service



Morgan Amos, Writer

Last Sunday, Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg visited Charleston. He came to attend a Sunday morning service at Emanuel AME Church. Zuckerberg has made it his mission to visit different communities across the country.

Zuckerberg made a Facebook post online describing Charleston and Emanuel’s congregation as models of resilience and passion. “The community experienced a level of grief beyond what I can imagine, and they are still working through it. Yet in the face of such hate and tragedy, the victims’ families forgave the murderer and treated him with compassion,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We have a lot to learn from Charleston and Mother Emanuel.”

Later that Sunday Zuckerberg also took a trip to Greenville. He visited South Carolina’s Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. The Greenville News reported that Zuckerberg toured the riverfront campus, took part in a dance performance and met with a group of students.

He praised Charleston for making efforts to bridge the city’s divides and for coming together after nine black parishioners were gunned down at Emanuel by an avowed white supremacist in 2015.