On February 2, 1955, New York Representative Adam Clayton Powell, then one of only three African Americans in the U.S. Congress, rose to argue that his colleagues should support two pending civil rights bills then before the House of Representatives... and he was beautiful as well!
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Hazel Scott. Married in 1945. Hazel was Adam’s 2nd wife. Powell Jr. was a Harlem reverend & a powerful politician who was in the House of Representatives from 1945-71. Hazel was a starlet in her own right.She was an internationally known pianist, singer & bandleader. They had a son together & were married for 15 yrs (separating after 11),divorcing in 1960.
Hazel Scott marries Adam Clayton Powell Jr, 1945 “Powell weds Scott. 3,000 New Yorkers honor the marriage of Harlem’s preacher-politician to a beautiful hot piano player” 13 Aug 1945, Life magazine. http://lascasartoris.tumblr.com/post/14125978399/hazel-scott-marries-adam-clayton-powell-jr-1945 [her lace veil is exquisite!]