Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Quotes

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). He was the first person of African-American descent to be elected from New York to Congress. Oscar Stanton De Priest of Illinois was the first black person to be elected to Congress in the 20th century; Powell was the fourth

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Mix a conviction with a man and...

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It's never the right time to take a particular stand.

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I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church.

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There is no future for a people who deny their past.

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Press forward at all times, climbing forward toward that higher ground of the harmonious society that shapes the laws of man to the laws of God.

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We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds.

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The black man continues on his way. He plods wearily no longer-he is striding freedom road with the knowledge that if he hasn't got the world in a jug, at least he has the stopper in his hand.

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