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  •  No, that would be the III (0+ / 0-)

    He's the fourth so he's Adam Clayton Powell Jr.'s grandson.

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      Powell (birth name: Adam Clayton Powell Diago) was born to Civil Rights leader and former congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Yvette Diago in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Powell's grandfather Gonzalo Diago was a mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico during the 1940s.[3] When his parents separated, Powell's mother was granted custody, and he was raised and educated in Puerto Rico. Powell has an older half-brother, Adam Clayton Powell III.

      In 1980, Adam Clayton Powell Diago changed his name to Adam Clayton Powell IV, which can be confused with his nephew, also named Adam Clayton Powell IV, son of Adam Clayton Powell III. He enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and earned an undergraduate degree. He later earned a law degree from Fordham University in New York.[4]

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