On This Day In 1967 : It's All Politics On this day in 1967, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY), the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee who was under an ethics investigation, decried efforts to remove him from power or strip him of his seat.
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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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