Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was elected Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee on this date in 1961. Click Here to purchase your copy of “King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr” by WIl Haygood
The NAACP report issued on this date in 1947 called 1946 “one of the grimmest years” in NAACP history. The report blasted the nation’s lack of response to the wave of lynchings and reports of horrendous crimes against Black veterans. There were reports of veterans murdered with blowtorches and having their eyes gouged out.