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Politician Adam Clayton Powell Archive (40 wire photos)

Politician Adam Clayton Powell Archive (40 wire photos)

Stunning collection of (40) wire photo images picturing this Harlem politician, civil rights leader and activist, man of the cloth, whose political career ended in scandal. They track his career from beginning to end. Includes: his income tax evasion case, fight to regain his seat in congress, with his girlfriends, support for Eisenhower, with Jacob Javitz, with fellow negro congressman Charles Diggs, with Sergeant Shriver, with Cuban rebels, his being stripped of the Chairmanship of the Labor Committee which he described as a lynching”, barred from Congress (several), his wife who testified against him (4), in Bimini, and best of all with Fidel Castro in Havana in January of 1959. All are front captioned. EX-MT. 7x9”.


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