President Donald Trump will be traveling to the Midlands next week. He is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. The event will be held Friday at Benedict College (1600 Harden St.).
Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis released a statement regarding Trump's visit:
Benedict College is honored to have been selected by the 2020 Bipartisan Justice Center as the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to serve as the host site-location for the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum (PJF) events October 25-27, 2019. Allen University served as the 2015 HBCU host site-location. We are excited for our students who will witness, first-hand, this historical bipartisan engagement. Most of all, the PJF Second Step Presidential Forum focused on Criminal Justice Reform, will serve as tangible evidence for our students of how diversity of thought and positive social action work together in the democracy of our country.
Most important, Columbia and Benedict College are positioned at the epi-center of the 2020 Presidential campaign engagements.