Clilan Powell retired and sold the Amsterdam News

5/1/1971: Clilan Powell retired and sold the Amsterdam News to AmNews Corporation (On This Day) – Clilan (C.B.) Powell, longtime owner of the Amsterdam News, was born in 1894 to former Virginia slaves.  Very little is known about his childhood.  He received his medical degree in 1920 from Howard University School of Medicine and began his career specializing in x-ray technology.  Powell was the first African American x-ray specialist and he owned a laboratory in Harlem.  It was at his lab where he met Dr. Philip H.M. Savory, his future business partner.  The two physicians collaborated to create the Powell-Savory Corporation in 1935. – See more at: http://bit.ly/1T7Z5WG   

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