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|Title:||Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. chats with actor Orson Welles, circa 1944, Los Angeles|
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.
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|Types:||Black-and-white photographs | StillImage|
|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 | 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:||Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research|
Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles
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