Adam Clayton Powell

Played By Giancarlo Esposito


Giancarlo Esposito stars in GODFATHER OF HARLEM as “Adam Clayton Powell” – Baptist Minister, Harlem Congressman, and man of many appetites. He’s a legendary Harlem figure who more than any other New Yorker advanced the cause of civil rights at home and in Washington.  With a taste for European cruises at taxpayer expense, whiskey and milk, and beautiful women, Powell is an outrageous showman who delights in tweaking the white power structure.  His running feud with Bumpy Johnson becomes the stuff of lore and legend.