Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Quotes (1 quote)
Baccalaureate address at Howard University, Washington, D.C., 29 May 1966
Section 2, member 3. - The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
“After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'”
From the article "Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'," NPR Books, April 24, 2012
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAdam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Born: November 29, 1908
Died: April 4, 1972 (aged 63)
Bio: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first person from New York of African American descent to be elected to Congress, and he became a powerful national politician.