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Lapel pin for Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell

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Issued by:
United States Department of State, American, founded 1789  Search this
Worn by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
enamel on metal
H x W x D: 13/16 × 7/8 × 7/16 in. (2.1 × 2.2 × 1.1 cm)
lapel pins
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
General Colin L. Powell was the first African American United States Secretary of State, the sixty-fifth in the nation’s history, and served under President George W. Bush between January 20, 2001 and January 26, 2005.
One (1) Secretary of State lapel pin worn by General Colin L. Powell. The square metal pin features a dark blue enamel face on which are four white enamel stars and gold lettering at the top and bottom that read “SECRETARY OF STATE / COLIN POWELL”. In the middle is a circle of white enamel and a colorful Great Seal of the United States. The reverse of the pin has an engraving of General Powell’s signature “C.L.Powell” and one brass color backing.
African American  Search this
Government  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alma J. Powell
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National Museum of African American History and Culture