Yolian Ortiz

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

By Yolian Ortiz

AMENine Victims in Charleston. An event that has drastically changed South Carolina and put certain symbols and politics in the forefront. Among the nine was a man who strived for change and equality, Senator Clementa Pinckney. If he had survived, he would have made sure that those other eight victims in his congregation had his full attention and support. The Jasper County Delegation Officer, Helen Dills-Pittman, worked closely with Senator Pinckney and knew there was more to him than just politics. “His goal wasn’t to advance this group or that group or this political power or that political...