Nation: Entering Quietly

While Adam Clayton Powell postured and protested, the first Negro ever popularly elected to the U.S. Senate last week quietly took his seat in Congress. After a courtly reception from his new colleagues, Edward William Brooke III, the junior Senator from Massachusetts, walked outside and saw about 1,000 demonstrators waiting for Powell who was in the House being denied his seat. Cracked Brooke later: "I guess you get more attention when you're going out than when you're coming in." Not so, Senator. At a reception that afternoon, Brooke was overwhelmed by up to 5,000 well-wishers-Negroes and whites alike—who flocked to welcome...

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