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On this day in 1908, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the first African American Congressman from New York, was born

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Born on November 29, 1908, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was the first African American elected to Congress from New York, marking him as the first from any state in the Northeast.

Adam Clayton Powell’s tenure in Congress, from January 3, 1945, to January 3, 1971, marked an era of change and progress. His legacy endures as a testament to the enduring fight for equality and justice. He was recently portrayed in the Bayard Rustin biopic “Rustin.”

On this day, we honor his lasting impact, recognizing his pivotal role in shaping the course of American history and the ongoing struggle for civil rights.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. passed away at 63 years old in 1972. Happy heavenly birthday to Adam Clayton Powell Jr.


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