Adam By Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam By Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

by Adam Clayton Powell


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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758201959
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1Adam Clayton Powell, Sr1
2Adam Clayton Powell, Jr13
3My Education22
4My Religion36
5The Abyssinian Baptist Church46
6A Pioneer Marching Black55
7First Bad Nigger in Congress70
8Stevenson and Eisenhower85
9The Bandung Conference102
10Congress and Eisenhower118
11Little Rock Brush-Off133
12My Home Town139
13The United States vs. Powell159
14Castro and Cuba185
15The Committee on Education and Labor199
16The Plot of 1966206
17Jack Kennedy and LBJ215
18"The Cat's Only Living"219
19The Exile's Return236
20Black Power and the Future of Black America242

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