Colin powell

Demetrius Jamison

Colin powell

    Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army.

    Born: April 5, 1937 (age 78), Harlem, New York City, NY

    Succeeded by: Condoleezza Rice

    Spouse: Alma Powell (m. 1962)

    Education: Morris High School, George Washington University

Big image

In his Early

Big image

Early Child hood

Colin Luther Powell was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, New

Colin Powell.
Reproduced by permission of

AP/Wide World Photos


York, on April 5, 1937. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. He spent most of his childhood in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City, which was then regarded as a step up from Harlem. The neighborhood included white, African American, and Puerto Rican residents. Powell has said that he never thought of himself as a "minority" while a child.
Big image

When He Retired

Since his retirement, Powell has remained vocal on political topics, openly criticizing the Bush administration on a number of issues. In September 2006, Powell joined moderate Senate Republicans in supporting more rights and better treatment for detainees at the Guantanamo detention facility. In October 2008, Colin Powell made headlines again when he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama for president.