Jul. 30, 2019

July 30, 1945 Congressman Adam Clayton Powell First Elected To The House Of Representatives

Our History Is Audacious
The Blackman Who Reads Aloud

Today, I bring you the words spoken by Congressman Adam Clayton Powell on June 6. 1966 to the House of Representatives. This speech outlined Congressman Powell's, ​Black Position Paper. Congressman Powell detailed 17 points essential to black progress in the United States. Looking back as we look ahead many of those 17 points are still relevant today. They indeed would make an excellent Issues Card that we could use to address to our current elected leaders to assure that these individuals stay on point to address the issues that confront our many black communities across this nation in 2019. Please take the time to listen intently to Congressman Powell's words. No similar words are being spoken currently by our black congressional leadership with this type of eloquence, determination, and common sense.