NEW YORK: Harlem's First

Harlem's 200,000-odd Negroes had their first representative in the New York City Council this week, and the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. took another step toward becoming the popular hero of U.S. Negroes.

Tall (6 ft. 4 in.), husky (210 lb.), young (33), Adam Powell is handsome, lightskinned, a fluent speaker, a good showman. He went to Colgate University, hurled the javelin on the track team, worked summers as a redcap in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. After a year in theological seminary, he stepped into a ready-made job as assistant pastor of...

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