Gillespie, J. David

Dr. J. David Gillespie holds the title of Dana Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC). He served on the Political Science faculty at Presbyterian and as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Gillespie was selected as the Carnegie-CASE South Carolina Professor of the Year in 1993 and he was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Kent State University.

Race, Murder, Christian Forgiveness, and Revolutionary Change in Charleston, South Carolina: A Seminal Moment in American History (paper $19.95 net)
2016 1-4955-0392-5

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This book describes an important moment in America’s struggle to create a new kind of society. History tells us that battle started with the American Revolution in 1775, however, Dr. Gillespie’s book describes this continuing American battle for this new interracial community as described in the events and aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine persons at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.

The Trial of White Nationalist Dylann Roof: Killer of Nine Black Christians in Their Charleston Church (paper $19.95 net)
2017 1-63313-020-7

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This work is a description and analysis of the trial of Dylann Roof, the murderer at the center of the Mother Emmanuel AME church massacre which claimed the lives of 9 church members. Dr. Gillespie gives an eyewitness account of the trial process, jury selection, and testimony that led to Roof's conviction.