Before Barack Obama, there was a time when Colin Powell looked like he could become the first black president. This didn’t happen, but General Powell still made history. He became the first black Secretary of State, serving from 2001-2005, for George W. Bush.
In 2008, Colin Powell shocked the political world, when he endorsed Barack Obama over John McCain. Four years later, he endorsed Obama again. He’d endorse both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden over Donald Trump, calling for the latter’s resignation, earlier this year.
Colin Powell has now died, at the age of 84. Since last year, the world has been ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic. In America, countless lives have been lost, and every life impacted, by COVID-19. Complications from this disease have claimed the life of Secretary Powell, at the age of 84.