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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.: The Political Biography of An American Dilemma.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.: The Political Biography of An American Dilemma by Charles V. Hamilton; Atheneum, New York, $24.95

Through diligent scholarship and a manifest clarity of purpose--in a word, truth telling--Hamilton, the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government at Columbia University, has written a balanced and absorbing account of the life and times of Harlem's controversial, contradictory, beloved rogue prince. This first full-length biography of the minister, civil rights activist, and congressman presents Powell as a mirror of what has been termed "the American Dilemma" that discrepancy between what white America preaches about the rights of human beings and what it practices vis-a-vis black America.
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Author:Bolden, Tonya
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1992
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