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Susie Jackson Freedom Memorial Garden

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  • Walking / Running Path

73 Alexander Street, Charleston SC

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

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Susie Jackson was a resident of Alexander Street for more than 50 years, and used the vacant land where her Freedom Memorial Garden now lies as a cut-through to Mother Emanuel AME Church for regular services and Bible study. Ms. Jackson was the eldest victim among the nine people murdered during an attack on a Bible study group at Mother Emanuel in June 2015.

In remembrance of all the victims, the park has nine Japanese Blueberry trees, five Noisette roses to recognize the survivors, and four Olive trees to represent the four anchors of peace: “freedom, forgiveness, faith, and family.” The garden is meant as a place for tranquility and reflection, with benches to sit on and a fountain for all to enjoy.

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