Season 2, Episode 7 Adam Clayton Powell

First Aired: November 14, 1989

The rise and fall of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the flamboyant Harlem minister-turned-Congressman whose achievements were overshadowed by his lifestyle, which brought him controversy and censure.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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