- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. James Clyburn is delivering the Philip G. Grose Lecture in cooperation with the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina.

The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Booker T. Washington Auditorium at 1400 Wheat St. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture is in honor of Philip Grose, a longtime research associate with the institute and the author of books on the South.

Clyburn, a leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, is a key liaison to the White House.

In the South, he has supported rural water projects, community health centers, and broadband connections. Clyburn also supports higher education through Pell grants for students and preserving historically black colleges and universities.

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