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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

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Who is Adam Clayton Powell, Jr?

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr a.k.a. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first person from New York of African-American descent to be elected to Congress, and the fourth African American from the North to be elected in the Post-Reconstruction Era after Oscar Stanton De Priest. He became a powerful national politician of the Democratic Party, re-elected numerous times and serving as a national spokesman on civil rights and social issues. He also urged presidents to support emerging nations in Africa and Asia as they gained independence after colonialism.

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr a.k.a. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. is a fictional character from the 2002 biographical drama TV movie Keep the Faith, Baby.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Constitution (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: A Black Power Political Educator. New York: ECA Associates, 1983. Hamilton, Charles V. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma. New York: Atheneum, 1991. Haskins, James S.

Google previewA Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans (1993)

An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans by Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

Musical Drama about Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.” Book by °June Tansey (Mrs. Richard Ahlert). Music and lyrics by °Richard Ahlert. Focuses on the forces which contributed to the fall from power of the flamboyant Harlem congressman and its ...

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Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality. (Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.)
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