Historic Black Church Burns In South Carolina

mt-zion-ame-churchTuesday night (June 30) a fire broke out in Greeleyville, South Carolina’s Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church.  This is the sixth southern black church to burn to the ground since the Charleston massacre.

This is not the first time the foundation of the church caught fire.  In 1995, two members of the Ku Klux Klan burned the same church to the ground.  After it was restored, Bill Clinton (president at the time) paid a visit to the church and helped the community unite once again.

Last night, 50 fire fighters were called to the scene to put out the ferocious fire.  Investigators are still in the process of determining the cause of the fire.