The Buzz

January 30, 2014

BUZZ: Tim Scott hosts black senators event

The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to thebuzz@thestate.com.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, is hosting a discussion featuring current and former black senators next month in Washington, his office announced.

Scott will join Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and former Sens. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill., Roland Burris, D-Ill., and William “Mo” Cowan, D-Mass., for "Honoring our Past and Celebrating our Future: Discussing Personal Journeys and a Nation’s Progress with America’s Black Senators."

Other former living black senators -- President Barack Obama and Edward Brooke, R-Mass. -- were invited.

The event is scheduled for 9:30 a..m. Feb. 25 at the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black will moderate.

The group also will honor Reconstruction-era black Sens. Hiram Rhodes Revels and Blanche Kelso Bruce, both Republicans from Mississippi.

Scott became South Carolina's first black U.S. senator last year after he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Jim DeMint.

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