General Colin Luther Powell – The Political General

Colin Powell


The life and legacy of Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, was honored during his funeral service on Friday, November 5.”

Powell is carried ahead of his funeral service. – Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images


Powell’s flag-draped casket is carried into the cathedral.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP


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Family members arrive at Powell’s funeral.  – Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Biden watches as Powell’s casket is carried during his funeral service.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former presidents, dignitaries, and friends gathered for the service at Washington National Cathedral, which was closed to the public. 

Alma Powell attends her husband’s funeral. – Andrew Harnik/AP


Powell died on October 18 due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 84. Though he was fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Powell, who had multiple myeloma and Parkinson’s, was immunocompromised, putting him at greater risk to the virus. Coronavirus safety measures were followed to protect the health of the attendees, according to the cathedral, which has hosted the funerals of top Washington officials and public servants.” 


The clergy surround Powell’s casket during the funeral. – Andrew Harnik/AP


Michael Powell, Colin Powell’s son, touches his father’s casket as he walks up to the podium to give a eulogy. He painted a picture of what his father was like at home. “Dad was famous for his 13 rules, but our family life was unregimented. No morning revelry or marching drills. It was a warm and joyous and loving home anchored by our strong and graceful mother Alma,” he said.  – Evan Vucci/AP


Alma Powell acknowledges people at the end of her husband’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral. – Andrew Harnik/AP


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Cory David Fore – Randolph-Macon College (Student – The Black Studies Program)