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

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.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Powell, A. Clayton (Adam Clayton), 1865-1953 | Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 | Actors--California--Los Angeles | Costume | African Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles | African American civil rights workers--California--Los Angeles | African American civil rights workers--New York (State) | African American men--California--Los Angeles | Civil rights workers--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Collection:
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research | University of Southern California. Digital Archive | Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection (University of Southern California. Digital Archive)
Online Publisher:[Los Angeles, Calif.] : University of Southern California Digital Archive
Original Material:

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles

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Forms part of online collection: Charlotta Bass / California Eagle collection.

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