President Barack Obama will be in the Palmetto State this Friday, according to Congressman Jim Clyburn.
Clyburn says President Obama will visit Benedict College to hold an event with students and youth leaders.
“I’m pleased to welcome President Barack Obama back to South Carolina on Friday March 6th,” Clyburn said in a statement. “This is his first trip to the Palmetto State as President and I thank President David Swinton and the Benedict College family for hosting President Obama’s event with students and youth leaders.”
This is the first time the president will be in South Carolina since his presidency started. We’re one of only three states — Utah and South Dakota are the others — that Obama has not been to since he took office in January of 2009.
Obama was made several stops, however, during his 2008 campaign for the White House. Obama appeared at a televised debate at South Carolina State University, made a speech at the King Day at the Dome ceremony at the State House, and held a rally at Williams-Brice Stadium, where he was joined by entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey.
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