Renaming the Charleston library she served for 30 years is a fitting tribute to Cynthia Hurd, one of the nine churchgoers killed during the AME Shooting last week.
On Thursday, the Charleston County Council unanimously voted to rename the St. Andrews Regional Library the Cynthia Graham Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library, The Post & Courier reports. Hurd worked in the city’s library system from 1990 to 2011, before being given the managerial title at the St. Andrews Regional Library. Her husband Arthur called the commemorative title fitting for the woman who dedicated her life to books and helping others.
“People will look up and see her name and remember her every day,” Arthur Hurd said. “There have been nothing but good things said about her because that’s how she lived her life.”
Hurd was the longest-serving part-time librarian in the county.
Shortly after suspected gunman Dylann Roof took the lives of Hurd and eight others in Mother AME Emanuel Church last week, friends and former classmates from her alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, paid their respects with a candlelight vigil.
The College of Charleston also showed their gratitude to Hurd by renaming their academic scholarship the “Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship.” Formally known as the Colonial Scholarship, 12 full academic scholarships are handed out every year to in-state students.
Hurd’s wake will be Friday, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Emanuel AME Church, a day after the viewings for Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Her funeral will also take place there on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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