Former Secretary of State and four star general Colin Powell has died. He was the son of Jamaican immigrants who worked his way up through the ranks of the U.S. military, eventually becoming the first Black chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black Secretary of State. Powell was a highly respected political figure who helped pave the way for other people of color to assume positions of power. He played a key role in launching the war against Iraq, an action he would later regret. Listen to learn more about the life and legacy of Colin Powell.
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