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Book Signing with U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn

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  • About This Program

    Join the Gantt Center for a book signing with U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

    Clyburn will be autographing copies of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black; his compelling memoir of his journey as a civil rights leader from the Jim Crow-era South to the Washington beltway.

    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."

    "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."

    Click here to pre-buy your copy of U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn’s memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. Limited books are available.

    $5 parking in the Duke Energy Tower Garage.

    About James E. Clyburn

    James E. Clyburn has represented South Carolina's sixth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993, and he currently serves as assistant democratic leader of the House. He has been married to the former Emily England since June 1961, and they have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. The congressman and his wife live in Columbia, South Carolina.

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