Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

a black power political educator by Mwalimu I. Mwadilifu

Publisher: ECA Associates in New York

Written in English
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  • United States. Congress. House -- Biography.,
  • Black power -- United States.,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Statementby E. Curtis Alexander.
SeriesAfrican American educator series ;, v. 2
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE748.P86 A64 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination173 p. :
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3790515M
ISBN 100938818031
LC Control Number81069171

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