Charleston Church Shooting: Reflecting on How 'We Endure'

"Nightline's" Byron Pitts on heartbreak and healing in times of crisis as Charleston rallies in the face of unspeakable tragedy.
1:23 | 06/19/15

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Finally tonight, we return to Charleston, South Carolina. A place of grief and a reminder of what has always been great about America. ? We shall overcome ? We as a nation have been here before. Heartbreak has a way of humbling us. Today in America, resolve seemed to matter more than race. Healing more palpable than revenge. Whether they be black, whether they be white, whoever we can allow this tragedy to unite us. The questions asked today we have asked before. Birmingham, 1963. We endured. Oklahoma City, 1995. We endured. Columbine. 9/11. Newtown. And we have endured. ? I once was lost ? Tonight, the old songs and new images from Charleston remind us how delicate our democracy, and we endure. ? But now I'm free ? It was the late reverend Ralph Abernathy who often said, Sunday is the most segregated day of the week in America. Not this Sunday, one would imagine. Not in Charleston. Tonight we are all from Charleston.

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