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Well, write them down.
Adam and his staff not only read this document, but understood
it-- understood the lines, on top of the lines, between the
lines, and around the lines. And after he and his staff read it,
and obviously discussed it, Adam called me.
I think the first thing he said was, “Kenneth, -- brilliant.
And somewhere in that first conversation, he said, “With your
brains and my power, we'll split millions.”
And somewhere in that discussion, he said to me, “Obiously you
know that I can't let something like this come into my community without
my being in control.”
And that was the beginning of the end, as far as I was concerned,
with HARYOU -ACT.
The next time we meet, I'll have to tell you in detail the
process of that fight and that struggle with Adam Powell, a fight
which I was destined to lose, hands down, and the press, the TIMES,
the WORLD TELEGRAM AND SUN, covered it extensively, in detail. Not
knowing all the aspects of it.
Adam, rightly, saw that if that document were permitted to be
fully implemented, that it would mean a major modification in the
political and social structure of the community. He rightly saw that
his vested interest in power depended upon control modifications
rather than radical modifications. And as Roy Wilkins said to me,
“Kenneth, how could you have been so naive as to believe that a major
and powerful Congressman would not want to take over a, something
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