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Crowds gathered outside Abyssinian Baptist Church, in Harlem, New York, during visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, 1954.

Crowds gathered outside Abyssinian Baptist Church, in Harlem, New York, during visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, 1954.
HAILE SELASSIE I, EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, VISITS REV. ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR

First, the stylish Emperor of Ethiopian, Haille Selassie, toured at the top of the Empire State Building, then Emperor Selassie drove uptown to crowds waving, from apartment buildings to the crowded streets throughout the tour in Harlem, NY, 1954.

Honorable Selassie met then Harlem elected Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., at the Hotel Theresa on 124th Street and 7th Avenue (pictured above).

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Ethiopian Emperor Haille Selassie Visits In Harlem, 1954 (Video)


In addition, he received a baseball from Casey Stengel, then manager of the New York Yankees baseball team in Yankee Stadium.

Emperor Haile Selassie I and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Abyssinian Baptist Church
Emperor Haile Selassie I and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Abyssinian Baptist Church
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Emperor Haile Selassie I and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Abyssinian Baptist Church
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