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Obama sings Amazing Grace as he attends funeral of slain Charleston victim Clementa Pinckney

President Barack Obama attended the funeral of Charleston victim Clementa Pinckney.

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President Obama praised Clementa Pinckney for being a good man, who came from a family of preachers and a family of protesters that fought for civil liberties and the emancipation of slaves in the South.

President Obama said that black churches are “a place to call our own in [an] often hostile world.”

“God visited grace upon us for he has allowed us to see where we have been blind”.

“For many, black and white, that flag was a reminder of system oppression and racial segregation.”
“For too long, we’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts on this nation.”
“We talk a lot about race … we don’t need more talk”.
He called for end to gun violence and  discrimination.

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President Obama ended his speech by singing Amazing Grace as he and named the  victims of the Charleston shooting, “[they] found the grace” he said.

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