2001 - Colin L. Powell, First African American Secretary ofState

Title

2001 - Colin L. Powell, First African American Secretary ofState

Description

Colin Luther Powell was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997 Powell founded America's Promise with the objective of helping children from all socioeconomic sectors.

Creator

John Clifton

Date

1989

Source

https://purpleheartfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/800px-powell.jpeg

Relation

Rights

Source: Biographies – Colin Powell: United States Secretary of State. African American History Month, US Department of Defense. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from http://www.defense.gov/specials/AfricanAm2003/powell.html

Publisher

US Department of Defense.

Contributor

John Clifton

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

African-Americans, Colin Powell, Military Service, Secretary of State

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://purpleheartfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/800px-powell.jpeg

Reference

John Clifton, 2001 - Colin L. Powell, First African American Secretary ofState, US Department of Defense., 1989

Cite As

John Clifton, “2001 - Colin L. Powell, First African American Secretary ofState,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 9, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/154.