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The Resource Blessed experiences : genuinely Southern, proudly Black, James E. Clyburn ; foreword by Alfre Woodard

Blessed experiences : genuinely Southern, proudly Black, James E. Clyburn ; foreword by Alfre Woodard

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Blessed experiences : genuinely Southern, proudly Black
Title
Blessed experiences
Title remainder
genuinely Southern, proudly Black
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James E. Clyburn ; foreword by Alfre Woodard
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Language
eng
Summary
From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In Blessed Experiences, Clyburn tells in his own inspirational words how an African American boy from the Jim Crow--era South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens. "Born in 1940 to a civic-minded beautician and a fundamentalist minister, Clyburn began his ascent to leadership at the age of 12, when he was elected president of his National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.) youth chapter. He broke barriers through peaceful protests and steadfast beliefs in equality and justice. Of his success, Clyburn says he was "blessed with nurturing parents, a supportive family and loyal friends." But, he added, "my life was not just about knocking down doors and lowering barriers. I spent some time marching in the streets and occupying the inside of South Carolina jails." As a civil rights leader at South Carolina State College, as human affairs commissioner under John C. West and three subsequent governors, and as South Carolina's first African American congressman since 1897, Clyburn has established a long and impressive record of public leadership and advocacy for human rights, education, historic preservation and economic development. Clyburn was elected to Congress in 1992. Serving as copresident of his freshman class, he rose quickly through the ranks and was elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999 and House Democratic Caucus vice chair in 2002. Three years later, he was unanimously elected chair of the Democratic Caucus. When Democrats regained the House majority in 2006, Clyburn was elected House majority whip. Now as assistant Democratic leader in the 112th Congress, Clyburn, a self-described independent, prides himself on working to overcome barriers and destroy myths without becoming too predictable. "I have worked across party lines to further legislative causes, and on occasion publicly differed with some of my allies in the civil rights community," says Clyburn. "My experiences have not always been pleasant, but I have considered all of them blessings."
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individual biography
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Clyburn, James
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Clyburn, James
  • United States
  • Clyburn, James
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • African Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Legislators
  • South Carolina
  • United States
  • African Americans
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Blessed experiences : genuinely Southern, proudly Black, James E. Clyburn ; foreword by Alfre Woodard
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Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Chronology""; ""PART ONE: Blessed by Experiences""; ""1. Conversations with a Former President""; ""2. Courting the Superdelegates""; ""PART TWO: A Blessed Beginning""; ""3. Inherited Values""; ""4. A World without Blinders""; ""5. The Young Clyburns""; ""PART THREE: Finding My Way""; ""6. Into the Streets""; ""7. Back to the Basics""; ""PART FOUR: The Charleston Shuffle""; ""8. Two Steps to the West""; ""9. Two Steps to the East""; ""10. Two Steps Forward""; ""11. One Step to the Rear""
  • ""PART FIVE: Making History""""12. Trailblazer""; ""13. Myth Buster""; ""PART SIX: A Racial Arbiter""; ""14. The Chester Controversy""; ""15. The Citadel Confrontation""; ""16. The Conway Crisis""; ""17. The Confederate Battle Flag""; ""PART SEVEN: Coming to Grips with Reality""; ""18. A Day of Reckoning""; ""19. Reaffirming My Goals""; ""PART EIGHT: The Dream Realized""; ""20. Deciding to Run for Congress""; ""21. Adventures in Campaigning""; ""22. Primary Election Day, 1992""; ""23. General Election, 1992""; ""PART NINE: Mr. Clyburn Goes to Washington""; ""24. Arriving in Congress""
  • ""25. Playing Hardball Clinton Style""""26. My First Bill""; ""27. Building Friendships""; ""PART TEN: Treading and Toiling""; ""28. Wandering in the Wilderness""; ""29. Principles above Politics""; ""30. Service above Self""; ""PART ELEVEN: The Age of Obama""; ""31. 3-V Day: Victory, Validation, Vindication""; ""32. Barack and Me""; ""33. Reforming Health Care""; ""34. Reducing the Deficit""; ""PART TWELVE: Blessed by the Past""; ""35. Genuinely Southern""; ""36. Proudly Black""; ""Epilogue""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""
  • ""M""""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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9781611173383
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Label
Blessed experiences : genuinely Southern, proudly Black, James E. Clyburn ; foreword by Alfre Woodard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Chronology""; ""PART ONE: Blessed by Experiences""; ""1. Conversations with a Former President""; ""2. Courting the Superdelegates""; ""PART TWO: A Blessed Beginning""; ""3. Inherited Values""; ""4. A World without Blinders""; ""5. The Young Clyburns""; ""PART THREE: Finding My Way""; ""6. Into the Streets""; ""7. Back to the Basics""; ""PART FOUR: The Charleston Shuffle""; ""8. Two Steps to the West""; ""9. Two Steps to the East""; ""10. Two Steps Forward""; ""11. One Step to the Rear""
  • ""PART FIVE: Making History""""12. Trailblazer""; ""13. Myth Buster""; ""PART SIX: A Racial Arbiter""; ""14. The Chester Controversy""; ""15. The Citadel Confrontation""; ""16. The Conway Crisis""; ""17. The Confederate Battle Flag""; ""PART SEVEN: Coming to Grips with Reality""; ""18. A Day of Reckoning""; ""19. Reaffirming My Goals""; ""PART EIGHT: The Dream Realized""; ""20. Deciding to Run for Congress""; ""21. Adventures in Campaigning""; ""22. Primary Election Day, 1992""; ""23. General Election, 1992""; ""PART NINE: Mr. Clyburn Goes to Washington""; ""24. Arriving in Congress""
  • ""25. Playing Hardball Clinton Style""""26. My First Bill""; ""27. Building Friendships""; ""PART TEN: Treading and Toiling""; ""28. Wandering in the Wilderness""; ""29. Principles above Politics""; ""30. Service above Self""; ""PART ELEVEN: The Age of Obama""; ""31. 3-V Day: Victory, Validation, Vindication""; ""32. Barack and Me""; ""33. Reforming Health Care""; ""34. Reducing the Deficit""; ""PART TWELVE: Blessed by the Past""; ""35. Genuinely Southern""; ""36. Proudly Black""; ""Epilogue""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""
  • ""M""""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Control code
ocn870994594
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Isbn
9781611173383
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • 22573/ctv6vrpk2
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Specific material designation
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(OCoLC)870994594

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