• Short Summary

    Adam Clayton Powell told journalists yesterday that he would run again for Congress in legal moves to regain him his seat failed.

  • Description


    Bimini scenes; Powell talking to journalists; (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT:



    INTERVIEWER: "Are you planning to......



    POWELL: Yes, sir.



    INTERVIEWER: Federal Appeals Court.....



    POWELL: Yes, sir.



    INTERVIEWER: ..to reinstate...



    POWELL: Yes, sir.



    INTERVIEWER: When will that occur.



    POWELL: That will occur when my lawyers arrive and tell you at a press conference - and they should be coming in on the morning Eastern and if not by afternoon charter. And as soon as they arrive we will be right here under the banyan tree to tell you..er..my lawyers...what they're going to do.



    INTERVIEWER: Will you run for Congress, sir? In a special election that will be called in the State of New York.



    POWELL: That depends on what my lawyers say. If what they are planning to do goes through there might not be an election.



    INTERVIEWER: But if there should be one?




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Adam Clayton Powell told journalists yesterday that he would run again for Congress in legal moves to regain him his seat failed. The Harlem preacher-politician lost his place in Congress a few days ago following a vote of members on his alleged misappropriation of public funds.

    A Select Committee, after investigating Powell's activities, had recommended that he be publicly censured, fined and stripped of seniority, and the Congress vote came as a blow to the Republican and Democratic leaders who had supported the committee's decision. Powell is to try through the Federal Court to get his seat back, and his lawyers are at present working on the matter. He says he is confident of victory there, but should it be necessary for him to run again, how will do so - "I cannot let my people down."
    He is at present relaxing at Bimini, and was questioned by reporters....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZED74ANMICMO49T8Z9UCWUJ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZED74ANMICMO49T8Z9UCWUJ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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