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How Abolitionist Denmark Vesey Is Connected To Emanuel AME Church (VIDEO)

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The name Denmark Vesey is trending on Twitter after a gunman killed nine people Wednesday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, S.C.

Vesey, an abolitionist and former slave, helped found the historic black church in the early 1800s. He also plotted a massive, failed slave revolt in 1822.

Feature Image:  A portrait of Denmark Vesey by Charles W. White at the Avery Center in Charleston, S.C. (Photo: Stephen Morton, for USA TODAY)

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