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Adam by Adam : Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam by Adam : Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - 02 edition

Adam by Adam : Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780758201959

ISBN10: 0758201958

Adam by Adam : Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Adam Clayton Powell - ISBN 9780758201959
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Published:
International: No
Adam by Adam : Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Adam Clayton Powell - ISBN 9780758201959

ISBN13: 9780758201959

ISBN10: 0758201958

Edition: 02

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Summary

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was loved; he was hated. He was admired; he was vilified. Few who heard this Congressman's fiery oratory or read his impassioned writings will forget him. Now a whole new generation will discover the fascinating life of this flamboyant, controversial, and wildly popular figure. With colorful details, Powell recounts his childhood in early 20th century Harlem, his education at an all-white college, his years preaching gospel and his rise in American politics. He takes readers inside the halls of Congress, where he served as Chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee and was instrumental in the passage of Civil Rights legislation. And with his superb skills as a raconteur, he tells vivid stories of the influential people he'd met along the way, from celebrities to presidents to kings. With a foreword by his son Adam Clayton Powell III -- one that offers a richly perceptive explanation of what made his father the man he was -- Adam by Adam reveals the heart and soul of a true original who remains among the most influential black politicians in our nation's history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr
2. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr
3. My Education
4. My Religion
5. The Abyssinian Baptist Church
6. A Pioneer Marching Black
7. First Bad Nigger in Congress
8. Stevenson and Eisenhower
9. The Bandung Conference
10. Congress and Eisenhower
11. Little Rock Brush-Off
12. My Home Town
13. The United States vs. Powell
14. Castro and Cuba
15. The Committee on Education and Labor
16. The Plot of 1966
17. Jack Kennedy and LBJ
18. "The Cat's Only Living"
19. The Exile's Return
20. Black Power and the Future of Black America