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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...