Today, 57 years ago my hero Dr. Adam Clayton Powell was elected by House Democrats to the position of Chairman of the House Labor and Education Committee. He was the second black man to head a congressional committee in the United States Legislative History. The first being William Dawson of the State of Illinois.
The magnificence of ACP was on display when he stood before his congressional colleagues in 1955 and demanded that they act on Civil Rights Legislation for Black Americans. In his words, my voice the ultimate King of the Cats Congressman Adam Clayton Powell.