Adam’s Belle” is the memoir of the late Isabel Washington Powell -Cotton Club dancer and movie star in the 1920’s, political activist and “Queen of Harlem” in the 1930’s and 40’s, and the first wife of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. It is an exceptional story of the Harlem Renaissance and the early life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. as the Pastor of the largest African-American church in the U.S. at the time – Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem , his early civil rights battles, his time as a member of the New York City Council and later running for Congress. Told by the woman who knew Adam best, much of this story has never been published before. Written as a first person narrative, “Adam’s Belle” captures the reader’s attention. Christian Small Book Publisher Book of the Year Award winner.
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Published June 25, 2012
by DBM Press, LC.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences.