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Racist Graffiti Found on Charleston Library Named After Church Shooting Victim

Police in Charleston, S.C., are investigating several acts of vandalism that have taken place since the weekend, including racist graffiti spraypainted at a library named after a victim of the 2015 church massacre.


Graffiti was discovered at the Cynthia Graham Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library on Monday morning. One of the messages included, “Go to hell Black women.”

The library was named after Cynthia Hurd, who was gunned down by white supremacist Dylann Roof during the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015, after her death. Hurd was the library’s manager.

“There’s no place for this sort of deplorable act in our community,” Charleston County Councilman Vic Rawl said. “Our libraries are places of education and growth for children, and we’ll assist law enforcement in any way possible.”

In addition to racist and profane messages found on the library building and nearby sidewalk, graffiti was also found at two other locations between Friday and Monday. Racial slurs were found painted on someone’s home and vehicle, as well as on a basketball court and storage shed of a recreation center.

It is unclear if the incidents are linked.

The graffiti found at the library includes anti-Black, anti-white and anti-police sentiments, the Charleston City Paper reported.

Dylann Roof shot and killed eight other Black churchgoers in addition to Hurd during his racist rampage. He was sentenced to death for the shootings.

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