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- Organization: (naf) South Carolina State University
- Organization: (naf) South Carolina. House of Representatives
(lcsh) Civil rights workers
found: Clyburn, James. Uncommon courage, c2004: ECIP t.p. (Congressman James Clyburn)
found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Clyburn, James Enos; U.S. representative, civil rights activist; born 12 July 1940 in Sumter, South Carolina, United States; he graduated from Mather Academy in 1957; received a BS from South Carolina State (1962), the newly elected he became the first African American adviser to a South Carolina governor since Reconstruction (1971); served as assistant to the governor for human resources (1971-1974), helping organize the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission in 1972; was named the second commissioner of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (1974); was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives; became co-president of the freshman class (1993), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (1998), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2002), and Democratic Caucus chair (2005); after the Democrats took control of the House in November 2006, he was elected majority whip, the third most powerful position in the House)