Widow of Rev. Pinckney to speak at faith and race forum at Duke

Jennifer Pinckney, Eliana Pinckney, Malana Pinckney
Sen. Clementa Pinckney's wife Jennifer Pinckney, center, and her daughters, Eliana, left, and Malana, right, follow his casket into the South Carolina Statehouse, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Pinckney's open coffin was being put on display under the dome where he served the state for nearly 20 years. Pinckney was one of those killed in a mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – The widow of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney who was shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is speaking at a forum on faith and race at Duke University.

Jennifer Pinckney appears Tuesday evening at the university’s Page Auditorium.

Her husband was the minister of Emanuel AME where he and eight parishioners were gunned down last June during a Bible study.

A white man, Dylann Roof, is charged with murder in state court and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty at his trial set to begin in July.

Roof also faces dozens of charges, including hate crimes, in federal court. Federal prosecutors have not yet said whether they will seek the death penalty. A hearing in that case is set for Thursday in Charleston.

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