Former Mayor Joe Riley to discuss race in America at Emanuel AME

Former Mayor Joe Riley

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., is preparing to hold a discussion on race in America Thursday night.

Former Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. guest lecturing Dr. DuBose Kapeluck’s urban politics class

The discussion set to take place on April 13 at 5 p.m. will be held at Emanuel AME church, the site of the Charleston Church shooting. Congressman James Clyburn will be the guest speaker.

The 74-year-old is teaching a class titled Old South City, New South Revival Political Leadership in Charleston, South Carolina this semester at The Citadel.

The class will dive into Charleston’s transformation from a sleepy coastal town into an international tourist destination, a major economic engine for the region and a center for global trade, according to the military college.

The discussion is open to the public.


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