House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is anticipating the election of the first black president Tuesday night, so he wanted to watch it in a place with meaning.

He chose the campus of Claflin University in Orangeburg, a key city for the civil rights movement in South Carolina and a place where the highest-ranking black House member has a personal connection.

Clyburn was a student at nearby South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he helped organize the state