African American Church In South Carolina, Once Burned Down By The KKK, Again On Fire

CREDIT: TWITTER/@MBOUGHTONPC

By JUDD LEGUM, ThinkProgress

The Mt Zion AME in Greelyville South Carolina was ablaze on Tuesday evening. Photos were posted by local firefighters and journalists on social media.

The prominent African American church was burned down by the KKK in 1995. The cause of this latest fire is unknown.

There have been a string of fires at African American churches throughout the south since 9 people were gunned down at Emanuel A.ME. Church in Charleston, allegedly by a 21-year-old tied to white supremicists. At least three of the incidents have been determined to be the result of arson.

From Twitter:

Heavy fire at Mt Zion AME church near Greeleyville in Williamsburg County. Mutual aid dept’s on scene.