A Grieving Granddaughter’s Powerful Words

Charleston Post and Courier, other newspapers, banner the defiant declaration of a shooting victim's granddaughter.

Among the victims of the despicable Charleston shooting was 74-year-old retired pastor Reverend Daniel L. Simmons Sr. In the wake of his death at a local hospital, granddaughter Alana Simmons stated:

“Although my grandfather and the other victims died at the hands of hate … everyone’s plea for your soul is proof that they lived in love. Hate won’t win.”

Today, those last three words are bannered across a number of U.S. newspaper front pages. Words to mourn by; words to live by; words to take action by. RIP.







[Newspaper images courtesy: newseum.org]

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
Publish date: June 20, 2015 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/charleston-shooting-reverend-daniel-simmons-hate-wont-win/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT