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Clyburn to deliver Robert Smalls Lecture March 28

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-7704

Rep. James Clyburn will deliver the 16th annual Robert Smalls Lecture at the University of South Carolina Thursday, March 28.

Titled, “On Whose Shoulders We Stand,” Clyburn’s talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Capstone Campus Room. It is free and open to the public.

Clyburn, a native of Sumter, S.C., is the assistant Democratic leader in the 113th Congress and third highest ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the liaison to the appropriations committee and one of the Democratic Caucus’ primary liaisons with the White House.

The university’s African American Studies Program established the Robert Smalls Lecture Series in 1997 to share the latest research and scholarship on African American studies with the community. It is named for Robert Smalls, a South Carolina slave, Civil War hero and congressman who had a significant impact on South Carolina with his contributions to political, education and economic reform.

The Robert Smalls Lecture is co-sponsored by the university’s African American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Families in Society and Preston Residential College.

For more information about this year’s Robert Smalls Lecture, call 803-777-7248.

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Posted: 03/08/13 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 03/27/13 @ 9:00 AM | Permalink

If you're going

  • What: Robert Smalls Lecture
  • Who: Rep. James Clyburn
  • When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28
  • Where: Capstone Campus Room
  • Free and open to the public



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