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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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by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.NewYork: Macmillian , 1991. Haskins, James.
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. Adam Clayton Powell: Portrait of a Marching Black.
A 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 devastating effect upon the Harlem community. Lionel Mitchell, critic of the NY Amsterdam N. (1-29-1983), criticized the book as “not political enough,” stating that it “downplays the atmosphere in which [Powell] was unseated in Congress,” and ...
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