Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., family, friends and colleagues of the late Secretary of State Colin Powell gathered to memorialize him. Presidents Biden, Obama and Bush and another secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, were among the guests.
A Vietnam combat veteran, he rose to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black secretary of state.
By Robert Burns, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The funeral begins at noon ET Nov. 5. Special coverage of Powell's life and legacy will begin at 11 a.m. ET, hosted by the NewsHour's Nicole Ellis.
By News Desk
Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state died Monday from complications related to COVID-19, but his family says he also suffered from multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system. Nick Schifrin looks back at his life and career.
By Nick Schifrin
Judy Woodruff discusses Colin Powell's legacy with two men who knew him well: Richard Haass was the director of policy planning at the State Department when Powell was secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration. He's now president…
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
For many Iraqis, the name Colin Powell conjures up one image: the man who as U.S. secretary of State went before the U.N. Security Council in 2003 to make the case for war against their country.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role he oversaw the U.S. invasion of Panama and later the U.S. invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991.
By Associated Press
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell stated at the Democratic National Convention that he supports Joe Biden for president because of the values they share.
By Errin Haines, Associated Press
Lionized upon his death as a man of decency and civility, Bush has a mixed and complicated legacy when it comes to race.
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