Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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American Youth for Democracy

In the late 1940s, American Youth for Democracy was the youth wing of Communist Party USA.

In 1944 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a national sponsor of American Youth for Democracy.[1]

Relationship to Joe Walker

During his life, long time Communist Party USA associate Joe Walker enjoyed professional and personal relationships with a number of dignitaries, civil rights activists, and freedom fighters to include Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. James Baldwin, Hulan Jack and David Dinkins, the former Mayor of New York City[2].



  1. Spotlight, April, 1944
  2. [1] ChickenBones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes, obituary of Joe Walker, accessed June 4, 2010