Members of Congress to Make Civil Rights Pilgrimage to SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As many as three dozen members of Congress are expected in South Carolina next month to explore the role the state has played in the fight for civil rights.

The Faith and Politics Institute announced Thursday that the three-day event will be held the weekend of March 18th.

It will be hosted by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the state’s two U.S. senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

The group will visit sites in Columbia as well as the site of the Orangeburg Massacre where three students were killed during a segregation protest.

The event concludes in Charleston with a worship service at Emmanuel AME Church where nine black parishioners were shot and killed during a Bible study last June.

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