12 Crucial Messages To Remember In Light Of The Charleston Church Shooting

06/18/2015 08:20 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2015
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As the nation grapples with the horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, The King Center -- a community institution inspired by and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy -- published a series of meaningful tweets we should all read and remember.

A white gunman in his early 20s opened fire at the historic black church on Wednesday night, killing nine people. He has not yet been captured.

But as the manhunt continues, the King Center's tweets remind us that even in moments of terrorism and horrific violence against black lives, we must “defy hate with truth and love.”

And, despite the number of times we must declare it, #BlackLivesMatter.

Read the truthful tweets below:

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