Former professional baseball player speaks at Brescia University

Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 8:55 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Former professional baseball player Chris Singleton spoke at Brescia University Monday night as the school celebrates Black History Month.

Singleton now travels the country, speaking on forgiveness, after the death of his mother in the 2015 Emanuel AME Church Shooting.

“There was one person who was misled and misinformed to hate Black people. And he walked into my church and fired over 70 bullets,” said Singleton. “While people were holding hands and praying in my church, 50 of those entered bodies. This man took nine lives, and one of those lives was my mom.”

As part of Singleton’s message, he notes his forgiveness of the man who killed his mother.

His message also focuses on diversity, inclusion and unity.

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