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Famous People Who Have Known Me: Adam Clayton Powell,Jr.

Anybody want to hear about my encounter with Adam Clayton Powell Jr.? It must have been around 1963. I was a newspaperman in Philadelphia, and Powell, an ultra-flamboyant congressman and minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, was in town for a speaking engagement. Beforehand, he was made available for a press conference, where…