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Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. chats with actor Orson Welles, circa 1944, Los Angeles

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Title:Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. chats with actor Orson Welles, circa 1944, Los Angeles
Date:1944
Description:

Photograph of Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., second from left, chatting with actor Orson Welles, right. The four men appear to be on a movie set, because the words "20th Century Fox" are printed on a cabinet on the left of the photo and Welles wears a theatrical costume. A civil rights activist in New York City, Powell succeeded his father as pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church in 1936. In 1944, Powell was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he challenged the informal regulations forbidding African-American representatives from using Capitol facilities reserved for members only. Powell introduced legislation to outlaw lynching and the poll tax and to ban discrimination in the armed forces, housing, employment and transportation.

Local identification number: scl-m0310

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0310~1; scl-mss064-0310~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Welles, Orson, 1915- | Powell, Adam Clayton, 1908-1972 | African American legislators | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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