Summers will speak to reporters at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 25 on the north lawn of the S.C. State House – near the Confederate flag that’s plunged the Palmetto State into a national firestorm.
After making his statement to the press, Summers said his organization “will make no further statements until Monday, June 29.”
“We do this out of our respect for the victims, their families, and the congregation of Emmanuel AME Church,” Summers said, referring to the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. which was attacked last week by 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof.
Roof prominently displayed the Confederate flag and other white supremacist symbols on his website, and has stated he intended for his attack – which killed nine black parishioners – to set off a “race war.”
What will Summers say? We’ll be sure to let you know …