On 9 January 2017, 22-year-old Dylann Roof was sentenced to death by a jury in Charleston, South Carolina. 1 Roof had entered the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June 2015 and, at the conclusion of a Bible study session, shot dead nine members of the church's predominantly African American congregation. He left one woman, Polly Sheppard, to, in Roof's words, give testimony of his actions to the authorities, the media and at Roof's trial.
After his arrest Roof asserted that he hoped the atrocity would start a
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glory in others of my sex excelling in them. Monticello and vicinity was quite
stirred up at the idea of a Birth Control meeting, which the local authorities,
mostly Catholic, tried to prevent.
As fast as Mrs. Muller had hung up placards in the stores of sympathizers, a
policeman had gone after her and taken them down. Remembering the Broadway
picture, I suggested an injunction, restraining the authorities from closing the
hall, as they had threatened to do, and the next day a local attorney, Mr. Joseph
Stahl, made all the