Clayton Powell with Picketers Striking
(Original Caption) 5/24/1959-New York, NY: A mass picketing demonstration is in full sway before Mt. Sinai Hospital at 100th St. and Fifth Ave., as members of the Abyssinian Baptist Church join members of Local 1199 of the Retail Drug Employees Union on strike against the hospital. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (D-NY), in clerical collar, called the demonstration "Operation Humanity." On Powell's right is Leon Davis, president of Local 1199, and on Davis's right is Joseph Overton, New York chairman of the NAACP.