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Colin Powell

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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Famous People of Jamaican parentage NEW
by: Eartha Osbourne

It is no surprise that Hon. Colin Powell achieved excellence in service to the country in which he is a citizen. Coming from Jamaican parentage was the force behind his success and we as Jamaicans are proud to call him our own.

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