Atlanta march and vigil connect Charleston shooting, #blacklivesmatter movement

A march and memorial service held Friday night in Atlanta lamented this week’s deadly shooting in a historic African American church in Charleston. Speakers and participants connected the massacre in South Carolina to larger issues of violence and racism—and the national #blacklivesmatter movement.

Georgia NAACP state president Francys Johnson said that office-holding “extremists” who block hate crimes legislation should be held accountable for incidents like this week’s...

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