On This Day In 1967

Jan. 5, 1967:

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Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY), who chaired the Education and Labor Committee, said that the attempt by the House to strip him of his seniority or chairmanship or remove him from office altogether was "motivated by the desire to politically castrate one of America's most powerful Negroes of his power." Powell was accused of financial improprieties.

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