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  • Before Rev. King, There was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    11/29/2008 1:03:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Dwights Effort ^ | 11/28/08 | Ken Lucas
    November 29 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the black preacher known as "Mr. Civil Rights". No, I'm not talking about Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., although this man was named after his preacher father, also. Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, was conducting civil rights demonstrations when Dr. King was still a child in the 30's. As assistant pastor at his father's Abyssinian Baptist Church he was in charge of providing food and clothing to those who couldn't afford them, on one occasion he even gave the shoes he was wearing to a man who couldn't find...
  • Harlem pol (Adam Clayton Powell IV) faces new rape probe

    07/03/2004 3:37:26 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 16 replies · 1,375+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 3, 2004 | JOE MAHONEY, MICHELE McPHEE and LEO STANDORA
    Manhattan Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell 4th is being investigated on a rape accusation for the second time in as many months, law enforcement sources said yesterday. A woman told police that after meeting Powell at a party Thursday night, they went to her West Side apartment, where he raped her at about 8:30 p.m., police officials said. After he left, she called 911. She was examined at St. Luke's Hospital, sources said. A high-ranking law enforcement source described the woman as "an acquaintance" of Powell's, but not a co-worker or employee. Police sources said Powell, 42, has been questioned but...
  • N.Y. Assemblyman Powell accused of abuse [of teenage girl staffer-son of US Rep, D-NY]

    05/13/2004 11:18:02 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 25 replies · 207+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2004 | UPI
    Albany, NY, May. 11 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old intern has accused N.Y. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV of abuse and sexual assault, ... says Powell gave her liquor in a motel room, claims "she was forced to have sexual intercourse by above named suspect after consuming some alcohol" at the motel. (snip) The son of former U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., D-N.Y., Powell was rumored to be considering a primary run against U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., the senior U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Democrat.
  • POL 'RAPE' SHOCK

    05/11/2004 1:11:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 192+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/11/04 | KENNETH LOVETT and FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>May 11, 2004 -- ALBANY - A 19-year- old legislative intern has accused Harlem Democratic Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV of rape, high-level police sources said yesterday. Powell, 43, the son of legendary Harlem Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., was also accused in a complaint made late last week of plying the female intern with alcohol. The legal drinking age is 21.</p>