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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
United States Armed Forces, American, founded 1775  Search this
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Owned by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
L x W (a): 8 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (21.8 × 9 cm)
L x W (b): 8 7/16 × 4 1/8 in. (21.5 × 10.5 cm)
Type:
military uniforms
gloves
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1989-1993
Caption:
Colin Luther Powell was born in Harlem, New York, on April 5, 1937. He graduated from Community College of New York in 1958 and earned his commission through the ROTC as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army. After a distinguished and highly decorated military career, Powell was promoted to four-star general in 1989. That same year he became the first African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), serving under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. General Powell retired from the Army in 1993 after 35 years of service. In 2001 he became the first African American Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush before resigning in 2004. General Powell died on October 18, 2021, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral in D.C., General Powell was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Description:
Army white dress uniform gloves worn by General Colin L. Powell. This pair of left (a) and right (b) cotton gloves worn by General Powell were part of his formal dress uniform ensemble.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Government  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alma J. Powell
Object number:
A2022.101.1.34.7ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56b4eb3b2-567a-49bd-bc87-ea6bfe3aa4f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.101.1.34.7ab