Higher Ground: The Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Memorial
New York, New York
This memorial to the former legislator and minister Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. stands on the
corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Manhattan, in front of the
New York State Office Building.
Higher Ground, the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Memorial is a celebration of a man, and dynamic
leader who served his community, by championing their cause for
justice, fairness, and respect.
Blending a variety of materials, bronze, stainless steel and absolute black granite, the
memorial attempts to capture the legacy of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- his struggles, his
accomplishments, his charisma and his service to humanity.