Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., born November 29, 1908 in Connecticut and educated in New York, became one of the "new breed" of religious leaders—a fighting radical identifying himself with the "marching blacks". Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, he helped promote job opportunities for blacks in Harlem's white business firms. In 1941, he became the first black elected to serve on the New York City Council. Two years later, he won the endorsement of Democrat, Republicans and the American Labor Party for the congressional nomination. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1944, he was re-elected each term until being expelled in 1966, and again seated in 1969. He died April 4, 1972 in Miami, Florida.
Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell. Kensington Publishing Corp., 2002.
Adam Clayton Powell: Portrait of a Marching Black, James S. Haskins. Red Sea Press, 1992.
Adam Clayton Powell and the Harlem Renaissance, Curtis E. Alexander. ECA Associates, 1987.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Bob Jakoubek, Robert Jakoubek, Coretta Scott King, and Nathan I. Huggins (Editor). Chelsea House Publishers Paperbacks, 1989.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: A Black Power Political Educator, E. Curtis Alexander. ECA Associates, 1983.
Against the Tide: An Autobiography, Adam Clayton Powell. Ayer Company, 1980.
Rebellion, Racism, and Representation: The Adam Clayton Powell Case and Its Antecedents, P. Allan Dionisopaulas. Northern Illinois University Press, 1970.
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Videos & DVDs
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1992). VHS, 57 minutes.
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