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Adam Clayton Powell

Author: Richard KilbergPhyllis GarlandYvonne SmithJulian BondJohn HazardAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. From his emergence as a pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, to his riotous political climb and eventual ruin. He had an illustrious but controversial career. He had multiple marriages, taunted the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
Biography. Biography
Named Person: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kilberg; Phyllis Garland; Yvonne Smith; Julian Bond; John Hazard; Channel Four Films (Firm); Cine Information, Inc.; RKB Productions.; Docurama (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422929450 9781422929452
OCLC Number: 276876334
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features include filmmaker interview, filmmaker biography.
Credits: Editor, Rob Kuhns ; music, Michael Sahl ; cinematography, John Hazard ... [et al.].
Cast: Narrator, Julian Bond.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Prince of Abyssinian --
Shocked into action --
Ready for bigger things --
Mr. Powell goes to Washington --
"The first bad nigger in congress" --
Chairman Powell --
You no longer have a congressman --
Ailing, absent, powerless.
Responsibility: R.K.B. Productions presents ; directed by Richard Kilberg ; produced by Richard Kilberg, Yvonne Smith ; written by Richard Kilberg, Phyllis Garland ; produced in association with Channel Four Television, Cine Information.

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A look at the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. From his emergence as a pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, to his riotous political climb and eventual ruin. He had an illustrious but controversial career. He had multiple marriages, taunted the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King Jr.

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