James Clyburn

Since 1993, Democrat James Clyburn has been serving in the House of Representatives for the 6th District of South Carolina. A prominent figure of the Civil Rights era — he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Clyburn was arrested a number of times for his activism, and it was during one of those incarcerations that he met his wife, Emily. Clyburn is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the leadership liaison to the Appropriations Committee, as well as one of the Democratic Caucus' primary liaisons to the Obama White House.

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Rep. Jim Clyburn Tells Young People to Keep Cellphone Cameras on Police

Don't hesitate to turn them on when police cross the line, the top Democrat says.

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The Justice Department releases "searing" report on Ferguson's police department and municipal courts.

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Rep. James Clyburn says that Democrats shouldn't run from its record or President Obama.

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Can the Tragedy in Ferguson Jumpstart a Movement?

Lawmakers hope African-Americans have been spurred to engage.
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