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to serve in the U . S . House of Representatives from South Carolina since Reconstruction . He went on , through strategy , to being elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks .
James Clyburn was elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999 , and his reputation as a leader and consensus-builder helped him win a difficult three-way race for 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 , Congressman Clyburn was elevated by his colleagues to House Majority Whip . During his career in public service , he has earned a reputation as one of the most powerful voices for social justice in America . History records Jim Clyburn as sponsor and author of legislation that established the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and creating the Commission to help federal , state , and local authorities manage the Corridor and its assets . This Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor which encompasses over 12,000 square miles along the coast from Wilmington , North Carolina to St . Augustine , Florida was designated by the United States Congress in 2006 to include and preserve the culture of African Americans known as Gullah-Geechees who after slavery ended in 1865 , settled on the barrier islands and the coastal regions along the Atlantic Ocean . Two Corridor Heritage signs are placed in each county of the Corridor with one of the Duval County signs being at the Historic Ritz Theatre and Museum .
So many thanks Congressman Clyburn and thanks to Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown for celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act .
To learn more about the remarkable man Jim Clyburn , you will want to read his just released autobiography " Blessed Experiences : Genuinely Southern , Proudly Black '' published by the University of South Carolina Press . The Clyburns who celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary last month are the parents of three daughters , Mignon L . Clyburn , Jennifer Clyburn ( Walter ) Reed , and Angela Clyburn ( Cecil ) Hannibal and three grandchildren , Walter Clyburn Reed , Sydney Alexis Reed and Layla Clyburn Hannibal .
Congresswoman Corrine Brown , Mayor Alvin Brown , US Representative James jE . Clyburn , Marsha Dean Phelts , Fronk M . Powell Jacksonville , Florida August 2014
8 ) James Watson , Ray Alfred , Ju ' Coby Pittman City Council Candidate At Large Group 5 , and Joann Manning Jacksonville Job Corps
9 ) State Representatives Mia Jones , Congressman James Clyburn , Dennis Gamble , Aria Hill , and Paula Wright Duval County School Board
10 ) Participates at the reception enjoy great food and fellowship from their hosts Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Mayor Alvin Brown
11 ) Angela Spears Special Assistant to Mayor , Kayaunna Dean , Marsha Phelts
12 ) Frank Powell The Florida / Georgia Star and Program Success Photographer , Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman James Clyburn

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