King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Title

King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Authors

Wil Haygood

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Document Type

Book

Description

Before Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- the most celebrated and controversial black politician of his generation. An astute businessman known as "Mr. Civil Rights," he represented Harlem for twenty-four years in the House of Representatives. He was a man of the cloth and a civil rights leader, but Powell's reputation for flamboyance, arrogance, and womanizing made him his own worst enemy. In this towering and definitive biography, acclaimed journalist Wil Haygood paints a vivid portrait of one of black America's most memorable dignitaries.

Publication Date

1993

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Co.

City

Boston

State

MA

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Nonfiction

King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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