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A Legacy of Public Service

Adam Clayton Powell was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He comes from a long legacy of public service and civil rights. His mother, Yvette Diago, is the granddaughter of Gonzalo Diago who was Mayor of San Juan in the 1940s. Adam’s father, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was the legendary Congressman who represented Harlem from 1944 thru 1970. As the scion of distinguished and notable political families, Adam is naturally committed to public service and throughout his life has shown a determination to help those most in need.

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