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A Documentary Biography Of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 - April 4, 1972), Pastor Of The Abyssinian Baptist Church And American Congressmen For Harlem, New York City, The First African-American From New York To Serve In Congress, Powerful Democratic Party Politician, And National Spokesman On Civil Rights And Social Issues, Chairman Of The Education And Labor Committee, The Most Powerful Position Held By An African American In Congress, Who Tragically Fell From Power Following Allegations Of Corruption And Scandals, Ultimately Losing His Seat To Charles Rangel In 1970 And His Life To Cancer (Color, 1991, 58 Minutes) PLUS TWO BONUS TITLES: 1) NEW WORLD A-COMING: THE NEGRO CHURCH IN NEW YORK (CITY), Broadcast From The Auditorium Of Pastor Adam Clayton Powell Jr.'s Abyssinian Baptist Church In Harlem, An Episode Of The Revered 1944 Radio Series Testament Of The Life And Issues Of Black Americans (Audio Only, April 4, 1944, 27 Minutes); and 2) DESTINATION FREEDOM: FATHER TO SON, A Dramatization Of His Transformation From Pastor Of The Abyssinian Baptist Church To A Reverend In The United States House Of Representatives, An Episode Of Richard Durham's Revered 1948-50 Radio History Series On The African-American Experience, Hosted By Hugh Downs (Audio Only, October 9, 1949, 30 Minutes), All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD Or MP4 Video Download! #AdamClaytonPowell #AdamClaytonPowellJr #NewWorldAComing #DestinatinFreedom #HughDowns #Politicians #USCongressmen #Harlem #NewYorkCity #NYC #AbyssinianBaptistChurch #AfricanAmericans #GreatAfricanAmericans #Democrats #DemocraticParty #CivilRightsMovement #AmericanCivilRightsMovement #AfricanAmericanCivilRightsMovement #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American Baptist pastor and politician November 29, 1908 - April 4, 1972) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives from 1945 to 1971. He was the first person of African-American descent to be elected from New York to Congress, and the fourth black person to be elected to Congress in the 20th century. Re-elected for nearly three decades, Powell became a powerful national politician of the Democratic Party, and served as a national spokesman on civil rights and social issues. He also urged United States presidents to support emerging nations in Africa and Asia as they gained independence after colonialism. In 1961, after 16 years in the House, Powell became chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, the most powerful position held by an African American in Congress. As Chairman, he supported the passage of important social and civil rights legislation under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Following allegations of corruption, in 1967 Powell was excluded from his seat by Democratic Representatives-elect of the 90th Congress, but he was re-elected and regained the seat in the 1969 United States Supreme Court ruling in Powell v. McCormack. He lost his seat in 1970 to Charles Rangel and retired from electoral politics.