Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Quote
Baccalaureate address at Howard University, Washington, D.C., 29 May 1966
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.”
―James Weldon Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing, st. 2
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
―Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), 1943
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
―H. G. Wells
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.