An Evening with Trey Gowdy
On June 20 at 7pm, former Congressman Trey Gowdy will visit Hub City Bookshop to discuss his book Unified: How An Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope For a Divided Country. There will be a signing after the talk.
In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship--even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting.
Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won't allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010--as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives--they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.
In Unified, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.
Trey Gowdy, who grew up in Spartanburg, was a state and federal prosecutor before his election as a 7th Circuit solicitor in 2000. In 2010, Trey was elected to Congress, where he served until January 2019, when he returned to South Carolina to practice law, teach classes with his close friend Senator Tim Scott, and speak on legal issues he considers important to our country.