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  Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma
Both Myrdal and Powell understood that the dilemma of African-Americans resided in the fact that, both in law and in practice, the U.S.A. has traditionally said one thing and practiced another where its Negro citizens were concerned.
Powell accepted the challenge of exposing the weaknesses of Harlem's health systems, of New York's economic and political inequities, capturing the hearts of those he would repre­sent and lead over the next three decades in public office.
Powell threatened: White Folks in the Lead," but "Keep the Faith, Baby!" Prophetically he warned America of the violence that would eventually erupt, the result of deep-seated resentment and insecurity within the country's largest ghettos.
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 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adam Clayton Powell (left) with Martin Luther King: both were prominent civil rights leaders.
Powell and his second wife, Hazel Scott, had a son, Adam Clayton Powell III, who is a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
Powell also had a son with his his third wife, Yvette Diago Powell, who became the politician Adam Clayton Powell IV, a member of the New York State Assembly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell,_Jr.   (875 words)

 Adam Clayton Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adam Clayton Powell III], son of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Adam Clayton Powell IV, (1962 -), son of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Adam Clayton Powell IV, (1970 -), son of Adam Clayton Powell III and University Professor
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 Glory Days: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.
Powell was an imposing man, six foot three, 190 pounds, with dark bushy hair and a mustache to match.
For Powell, the imperative was clear: "To feed my sheep." He announced that the church would provide an unemployment relief fund and a free food kitchen, and to begin, he would contribute four months of his salary.
Powell's church symbolized what he called "the social gospel," a message that urged his followers not to wait for reward in the afterlife, but to work aggressively to improve their own lives and their community's social conditions.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/articlearchives/honormlk/gloryday.htm   (829 words)

 Adam C. Powell
In 1945, he was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat representing the Harlem District of New York, and served as a chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
In 1960, Powell was sued by a woman whom he accused of being a "bag woman" for police graft.
Nevertheless, Powell was reelected in a special election and returned to Congress in 1969, although he was fined $25,000 and deprived of his seniority.
www.multied.com /Bio/people/Powell.html   (165 words)

 The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard - The Adam Clayton Powell Cottage
Powell was described by her husband in his autobiography as “the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” Their marriage in 1933, held at the Abyssinian church, attracted a crowd of thousands who hoped to shake hands with the golden couple.
Powell still entertains and serves her chosen guests with amazing “bloody marys” for which she is justly famous.
Clayton Powell’s response was to dismiss that notion: “you can burn down the buildings and refuse to join the institutions, but they will just build new ones and you will be left outside powerless.
www.mvheritagetrail.org /powell-house.html   (887 words)

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Powell, born Nov. 29, 1908, was the son of the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
Powell served 11 terms in the House and became chairman of its Education and Labor Committee in 1960.
Powell retired as minister of Abyssinian in 1971 and retired to the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.
www.mississippilink.com /pv/pageview.pl?section=hotstories&newsfile=n200402127.txt   (1246 words)

 IMSC [USC Integrated Media Systems Center]
Adam Clayton Powell III, a longtime champion of new media who helped start and then ran Internet and technology programs for the Freedom Forum (formerly the Gannett Foundation) for seven years, will be the new director of the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Powell was the general manager from 2001 to 2003 of WHUT-TV in Washington, the nation's first African American-owned PBS station where he quadrupled local television production.
Powell is married to Irene Solet and has two grown sons, one serving on the faculty at MIT and the other an army officer who returns this month for his second tour of duty in Iraq.
imsc.usc.edu /news/releases/powell_050113.html   (625 words)

"Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., stands out as a remarkable figure in history for creating legislation that changed the social landscape of America, and as a pioneering advocate for the rights of African-Americans," Governor Pataki said.
Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV said, "Ever since the Harlem Office Building was renamed in honor of my father back in 1983, the idea was to have a statue.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 29, 1908, and was a preeminent civil rights leader in the United States from the 1930s until his passing on April 4, 1972.
www.state.ny.us /governor/press/05/feb17_1_05.htm   (566 words)

 Institutionalization of the Black Agenda: The Politics of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The elder Powell was born in Franklin, Virginia in 1865.
Powell once said, adding, "As long as it is within the law, it’s not wrong—if the law is wrong, change the law." According to analysts, he landed in Washington armed with a mandate from the grassroots to make a difference.
To understand the political dynamic of Adam Powell Jr., one must analyze the events which shaped grassroots political thought from 1945 to 1995, in what Dr. Jeffries argues was "the most important 50 years for ‘Black Power’ and the ‘Black Agenda’ in America.
www.finalcall.com /artman/publish/printer_1063.shtml   (1116 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Adam Clayton Powell Jr - Activist and Politician
Adam Clayton Powell Jr was born on 29 November, 1908 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Powell quickly made enemies with segregationist John E Rankin of Mississippi, introducing legislation to outlaw lynching and poll taxes, and to ban discrimination in the armed forces, housing, employment and transportation.
Powell had reached the plateau of success in his career, but soon his life was rocked by scandal.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A352450   (667 words)

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Adam said white as he looked at his skin color, and was beaten.
Even though Powell did not influence his fellow councilmen; they rejected every measure he proposed, he disrupted the normal flow of political business and called attention to injustices.
Powell was brought before a grand jury by the Justice Department, on May 8, 1958.
www.hometoharlem.com /Harlem/hthcult.nsf/notables/adamclaytonpowelljr   (747 words)

 The Rise of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., the pastor, was ill. His son, Adam, Jr., would deliver the sermon.
Dazzled by Adam Junior’s savvy as she might have been, Stokes would remain, for years, leery of what she referred to as Adam Junior’s lack of "moral leadership." She thought the differences between Adam Senior and Adam Junior huge.
On Oct. 22, 1937, Adam Junior was "unanimously" approved by the deacon board to succeed his father as pastor of Abyssinian.
www.aliciapatterson.org /APF1102/Haygood/Haygood.html   (2577 words)

 The Corsair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
And the upcoming battle between Adam Clayton Powell, IV and ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee, Charlie Rangel, was going to be a battle of the superheavyweights.
In defeating Powell, which led to the great man's ruin on the cliffs of unfulfilled destiny, Rangel became the new biggest cat in the jungle in Harlem politics.
Powell was born of a Puerto Rican mother, and has a base in both fl Harlem and the rising Latino demographic.
ronmwangaguhunga.blogspot.com /2004/05/like-father-like-son-adam-clayton.html   (975 words)

 Harlem 1900-1940: Schomburg Exhibit Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.
Powell was also responsible for building one of the first community recreation centers in Harlem.
Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., was actively involved in the struggle against racism, and he lectured on race relations at Colgate University, City College of New York and Union Theological Seminary.
His son, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was the first African-American to represent New York in Congress.
www.si.umich.edu /CHICO/Harlem/text/acpowell.html   (412 words)

 USC Annenberg - news releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Powell comes to USC Annenberg from Howard University’s WHUT-TV, where he served as general manager of the broadcast and cable television channels.
Powell was a reporter and producer at WCBS-TV in New York and later spent several years with CBS News as a manager of radio and television news for the network, covering events ranging from manned space flights and elections to urban unrest and the Iran hostage crisis.
In the 1980s, Powell served as news director of the ABC News/Westinghouse satellite news channels and then as vice president of news at National Public Radio.
ascweb.usc.edu /asc.php?pageID=388&storyID=26   (812 words)

 Harlem pol (Adam Clayton Powell IV) faces new rape probe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Manhattan Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell 4th is being investigated on a rape accusation for the second time in as many months, law enforcement sources said yesterday.
In May, Powell was accused of serving a 19-year-old legislative intern liquor and attacking her in a motel in the Albany suburb of Colonie.
I know vaguely of Adam Clayton Powell Sr., of his son, about whom I wrote in my previous post, and about the guy in question on this thread, who refers to himself as ACP IV, even though he is supposedly the son of ACP Jr.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/1164992/posts   (1479 words)

 The HistoryMakers
Born in 1908, Powell would go on to stage protests in the 1930s in Harlem, and in 1944 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the district of Harlem.
Powell clashed with people on Capitol Hill, sometimes those in his own party, especially when he took fl constituents to dine with him in the "whites only" dining room of the Capitol.
Despite the scandal that surrounded the end of his career, Powell was instrumental in the passing of a number of important pieces of social legislation and was a tireless fighter for equality.
www.thehistorymakers.com /glossary/glossarytext.asp?index=319   (184 words)

 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: Black Power Between Heaven and Hell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Powell was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1908.
Young Powell began studies to become a surgeon but, later, with some prodding, realized that one day his father's well-off church could be his for the asking, so he changed his mind about medicine to become a healer of souls.
His compassion became legendary when it was rumored that Adam once took the shoes from his own feet and gave them to a poor man for whom the church clothing bin had no proper sizes.
www.black-collegian.com /african/adam.shtml   (1593 words)

 Floridian: Adam Clayton Powell Jr., warts and all
Adam Clayton Powell III insisted that the TV biopic about his historymaking father be true to the man’s strengths and weaknesses.
If Powell III ever had any problems coming to terms with his family's history, legacy and fame, he's conquered them by now, easily sharing stories on what he's called "my other job" of providing information and perspective to filmmakers as they assembled the movie.
Upon Powell Jr.'s death in 1972, his journals (including material that he may have used in a tell-all book about the indiscretions of his colleagues in Congress) and other items were stolen in a burglary.
www.sptimes.com /2002/02/16/Floridian/Adam_Clayton_Powell_J.shtml   (1425 words)

 Re: Adam Clayton Powell, 4th and FATHER DIVINE.
In the 1930s, Adam Clayton Powell the third was the minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City.
That is the reason the Representative Adam Clayton Powell appears to be an entirely different person to you than the minister you knew thirty years ago.
An article by the Honorable Reverend Powell appeared in the November, 1951, issue of EBONY Magazine, in which he was speaking on a controversial subject.
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 Adam by Adam
Adam by Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
In Adam by Adam, Powell addresses the high points of an amazing life from his birth, the son of a nationally renowned preacher to becoming one of the few African-American Congressmen in the early portion of the 20th century.
Important is Powell’s role in many of the civil rights laws and actions that would not have taken place in his absence and the price he paid for being a man of his conviction.
aalbc.com /reviews/adam_by_adam.htm   (856 words)

 Renaissance Collage - Artist Profile::Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.
While in New Haven, Powell was a special student at Yale Divinity School before being named pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, in December of 1908.
After much argument and ultimate a threat to leave Abyssinian, Powell convinced the church to move to Harlem in 1920 and bought land for the church at West 138th St. in 1923.
Powell, Sr., was actively involved in the struggle against racism, fielding numerous lecture invitations, co-founding the National Urban League, participated in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was one of the organizers of the Silent Protest Parade of 1928.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA03/faturoti/harlem/collage/powell.html   (512 words)

 Conversation With Adam Clayton Powell
ACP: I’m not certain I’d agree that I am such a person, but I would say that any good technologist is creative.
ACP: Journalists should be as informed as possible and as curious as possible.
ACP: The applications and the ethical issues are identical to those of photography 150 years ago.
www.usc.edu /uscnews/stories/12520.html   (1695 words)

 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - Press Releases
A: Yes, Adam Clayton Powell, III and (Hon.) IV were very involved in the production, and in verifying accuracy of the script, and in fact, IV makes a cameo appearance in the movie.
Anthony Powell, ACP Sr.'s father, got his name from a Virginia family, as discussed in Adam by Adam, the autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
However, Adam Clayton Powell, III and Colin Powell's son Michael Powell bear a striking resemblance...
www.adamclaytonpowell.com /askthefamily.htm   (468 words)

 Colored Reflections - The Seventies, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Born into privilege, Powell was the son of a prominent Baptist minister and a doting mother.
Powell chose to follow in his father's footsteps and went into the ministry.
Adam by Adam : The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
www.coloredreflections.com /decades/Decade.cfm?Dec=3&Typ=2&Sty=1&SID=54   (262 words)

 85.05.04: Against The Tide: Three Who Made It!
The third, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the son of a prominent New Haven minister, was educated in New York City.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was born in New Haven to an upper-middle class Baptist clergyman and his wife on Thanksgiving Day, 1908.
According to Adam Powell, Jr., his maternal grandfather was Col. Jacob Schaefer, a member of the New York brewing family and founder of a Christian academy for educating young fls.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1985/5/85.05.04.x.html   (5731 words)

 Glory Days: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. | Scholastic.com
Powell was an imposing man, six foot three, 190 pounds, with dark bushy hair and a mustache to match.
For Powell, the imperative was clear: "To feed my sheep." He announced that the church would provide an unemployment relief fund and a free food kitchen, and to begin, he would contribute four months of his salary.
For 29 years, Powell so electrified his congregation and much of Harlem that it was only in 1937, on his third attempt, that the church agreed to let him retire.
content.scholastic.com /browse/article.jsp?id=4790   (1015 words)

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