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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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Former Enemies Seek Retiring Charlie Rangel's Blessing in New York
After years of fractious primaries, Rangel has maintained influence over his congressional district by floating the possibility of endorsing former challengers.

Powell plans campaign kickoff for Feb. 25
Adam Clayton Powell IV will kick off his congressional campaign with a fund-raiser on Feb. 25, at the Poet’s Den Theater and Gallery, at 108th Street in Manhattan.  He also unveiled a campaign website.

Ex-Assemblyman Adam Powell Kicks Off Congressional Campaign
Powell for Congress Campaign Kickoff event scheduled for February 25, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at The Poet’s Den Theater and Gallery.