Kweisi Mfume to speak at CofC Wednesday
Former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume will present “Obama’s America — Where Do We Go From Here?” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 72 George St. on the College of Charleston campus.
As a 10-year member of Congress, Mfume consistently advocated for landmark business and civil rights legislation. He successfully cosponsored and helped to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act, strengthened the Equal Credit Opportunity Law, and coauthored and successfully amended the Civil Rights Bill of 1991 to apply the Act to U.S. citizens working for American-based companies abroad. He also sponsored legislative initiatives banning assault weapons and establishing stalking as a federal crime.
The lecture is sponsored by the college’s Office of Institutional Diversity, and is part of its celebration of Black History Month.