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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.


American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, NEW YORK, in america Home of Staff from 1945 to 1971. He was the initial person from NY of BLACK descent to become elected to Congress. He graduated from Columbia School with a spiritual education level in 1931. He sued the home of Staff and gained in the Supreme Courtroom in 1969 following the Home refused to chair him because of corruption fees. His dad, Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., was a community activist and pastor. He backed Dwight D. Eisenhower for re-election.

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Date Of Birth November 29, 1908
Place Of Birth New Haven, CT
Profession Politician
Education Colgate University, Columbia University, Shaw University
Nationality American
Spouse Yvette Flores, Hazel Scott, Isabel Washington
Children Adam Clayton Powell IV, Adam Clayton Powell III
Parents Adam Clayton Powell Sr., Mattie Buster Shaffer
Siblings Blanche F. Powell
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Father of Adam Clayton Powell III and Adam Clayton Powell IV.



The David Frost Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1969TV SeriesHimself
ABC Scope1965TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Howard K. Smith1963TV SeriesHimself
Longines Chronoscope1954TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Congressman

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Freedom Summer2014DocumentaryHimself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004DocumentaryHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
Adam Clayton Powell1989DocumentaryHimself
Eyes on the Prize1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Longines Chronoscope1955TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Congressman

Won awards

Won awards

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1997Eagle AwardTaos Talking Picture Festival

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