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UNITED STATES | As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African American experience

Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national security advisor in U.S. history, the first Black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and also the first Black man to become secretary of state.

UNITED STATES | As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African American experience
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