- Title: CF1867
00:00:10 – 00:02:00
Adam Clayton Powell discussing his position within the Democratic Party. “I think the real reason that they did what they did to me which has never been done to anyone in the history of the U.S..... was because I was number 7 in seniority in the Democratic side and everybody ahead of me was 80 years of age or older, and they knew that my loyal people in this area where I've lived all my life would do just what they did the other day. It would be just a question of time that they would have to say 'what are you going to do with the number 1 seniority man in the House. Are you going to make him the Speaker or not?' And, I figure that would have taken about 6 years if they had not cut me out. Now the Speaker of the House is third in line to be the President of the U.S. That's the law. So now they don't care if I come back. They have interrupted my seniority so I'm no longer a threat to WHITE POWER.” Shots of Congressmen including Powell leaving the Capitol Building. Democratic spokesman talking about the inclusion of all types of people within their representatives.
- Keywords:USA, POLITICS, DEMOCRATS, RACE RELATIONS, RACISM, BLACK POWER
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