John Darby, president of the Beach Company (left); the Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, pastor of Emanuel AME Church (center); and architect Michael Arad stand in front of the church in Charleston, S.C. Darby is helping lead efforts to fundraise for the memorial, which Arad is designing.

John Darby, president of the Beach Company (left); the Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, pastor of Emanuel AME Church (center); and architect Michael Arad stand in front of the church in Charleston, S.C. Darby is helping lead efforts to fundraise for the memorial, which Arad is designing.