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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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Adam Clayton Powell IV Eyes Campaign to Replace Charles Rangel
The son of a legendary Harlem congressman is looking to take one more shot at going to Washington.

Harlem politicos urge unity in wake of Eric Garner grand jury decision
Former New York State assemblymember Adam Clayton Powell IV said that community members should focus on eliminating racism and building relations with police. “Now, more than ever, we must unite—as our councilwoman said—as a people, because we are on the attack,” Powell said. “Police brutality, folks, is at an all-time...