King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
ISBN: 0060842415
EAN13: 9780060842413
Language: English
Pages: 476
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Born to a legacy of elite black Baptist ministry, Powell (1908-72) stood as the 'New Negro' whose triumphs over racial discrimination moved some to call him 'Mr. Civil Rights.' To others, the longtime Harlem congressman was either a prodigal son or merely unpredictable, intemperate, enigmatic, and dangerous.--Library Journal. Photos.