Pilgrimage will give Congressional leaders closer look at SC’s faith, civil rights history

Friday is the start of a three-day Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina, exploring the role of faith and civil rights history in South Carolina.

A bipartisan delegation of 14 Congressional members, led by Democratic U.S. House Rep. Jim Clyburn and Republican U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, all of South Carolina, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, will visit historical sites in Columbia, Orangeburg and Charleston as part of the event, presented by the Faith and Politics Institute. In all, about 200 will be part of the pilgrimage – students, seminarians, local leaders and faithful annual pilgrims.