by Emile Francis
(Spanish Town St.Catherine)
The Former American Secretary of State was born to Jamaican parents who moved to the US in the 1920s.
Seventy-four years ago, Colin Powell was born in New York City to immigrants from Jamaica.
He went on to become a Four-Star General in the US Army, the National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Secretary of State.
This incredible man was the first African-American person to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he was the first African-American to be appointed Secretary of State.
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