The President Sang Amazing Grace


A lyrical account of the day President Obama sang with a grieving nation following the 2015 shooting in a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.


When nine people were killed in a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, the nation grieved as one, and when President Barack Obama sang “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, it was acknowledged as one of the most powerful moments of his presidency. Singer/songwriter Zoe Mulford was so moved that she wrote the song “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” which was then sung by Joan Baez and illustrated by filmmaker and painter Jeff Scher for a video that has been viewed countless times. This book presents the lyrics to the song, Scher’s paintings, excerpts from Obama’s eulogy, biographies of those who were killed, historical context, and sheet music.

SKU: 978-1-944903-84-8 Category:

Author's Bio

Zoe Mulford is a singer/songwriter. She is based in Philadelphia and Manchester, UK.

Jeff Scher is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, animator, and painter whose work is in the collections of major museums. He resides in New York City.

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 10 in
Written By

Zoe Mulford

Illustrations By

Jeff Scher

Number of Pages

Hardcover, 40

Published On

September 2019


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