Day 537

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building

June 19th, 2013

The tallest building in Harlem is named for New York's first African-American congressman, who achieved prominence as "the major black legislator of his era". Powell's late-career legal and ethical problems played out similarly to those of his successor, Charlie Rangel, who defeated him in the 1970 Democratic primary (and whose political club we saw in the last picture).

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