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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 twelve, when he was elected president of his National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 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." Blessed Experiences includes a foreword from Emmy Award-winning actress and the congressman's longtime friend Alfre Woodard.
By James E. Clyburn and Alfre Woodard (foreword by)

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9781611173376 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, May 1, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina, to his prominence on the Washington, D.

Paperback:

9781611175592 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, January 15, 2015, cover price $21.95

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By Theodore Bikel (narrator), Christopher Cazenove (narrator), David Warner (narrator), Alfre Woodard (narrator) and Michael York (narrator)

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9781597771467 | Unabridged edition (Phoenix Books Inc, May 1, 2007), cover price $89.95

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A rich variety of works by the legendary author, poet, humorist, and member of the Algonquin Round Table features such gems as her short stories 'Such a Pretty Little Picture' and the O. Henry Award winner 'Big Blonde,' as well as her 1918 New Yorker review of Tolstoy's play Redemption and a 1927 Vanity Fair review of Emily' Post's Ettiquette.
By Christine Baranski (narrator), Shirley Booth (narrator), Cynthia Nixon (narrator), Dorothy Parker and Alfre Woodard (narrator)

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9780060597894 | Unabridged edition (Caedmon Audio Cassette, June 1, 2004), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Presents a variety of works by the author, poet, humorist, and member of the Algonquin Round Table, featuring such short stories as 'Such a Pretty Little Picture' and 'Big Blonde,' as well as her 1918 New Yorker review of Tolstoy's play 'Redemption' and a 1927 Vanity Fair review of 'Emily Post's Etiquette.

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By Susan Anspach (narrator), Roscoe Lee Browne (narrator), Elliott Gould (narrator), Joel Grey (narrator), Arte Johnson (narrator), Melissa Manchester (narrator), Kevin McCarthy (narrator), Jean Smart (narrator), Michael Tucker (narrator) and Alfre Woodard (narrator)

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9781590070345 | Abridged edition (New Millenium Audio, December 1, 2001), cover price $15.00

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The Price family--Viola, the matriarch; her sometimes husband Cecil; and their four adult children--sticks together through life's most trying circumstances in this new novel by the author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale. Read by Terry McMillan. Simultaneous.
By Richard Allen (narrator), Terry McMillan and Alfre Woodard (narrator)

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9780141802848 | Abridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, January 1, 2001), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Price family--Viola, the matriarch; her sometimes-husband Cecil; and their four adult children--sticks together through life's most trying circumstances.

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Presents excerpts of stories and poems about aging.
By Edward Asner (narrator), Ellen Burstyn (narrator), Sandra Martz (editor), Cch Pounder (narrator) and Alfre Woodard (narrator)

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9781574532296 | Audio Literature, August 1, 1997, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Presents excerpts of stories and poems about aging.

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A collection of writings from the male and female perspective offers insight into the aging process.
By Edward Asner (narrator), Ellen Burstyn (narrator), Sandra Martz (editor), C. C. H. Pounder (narrator), Cch Pounder (narrator) and Alfre Woodard (narrator)

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9781574530544 | Unabridged edition (Audio Literature, August 1, 1996), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A collection of writings from the male and female perspective offers insight into the aging process.

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By Tia Carrere (narrator), Ernie Hudson (narrator), Glenda Jackson (narrator), Sharton Stone (narrator), Alfre Woodard (narrator) and Zimbalist (narrator)

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9780787108793, titled "Aesop's Fables: The Sick Kite, the Country Mouse & the City Mouse, the Horse and the Stag, the Oak and the Reed" | Dove Entertainment Inc, May 1, 1996, cover price $6.95

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