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The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
President Joe Biden paid tribute to Colin Powell in a lengthy statement Monday, calling the United States’ first Black Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “one of our great Americans.”
Research by the American Council on Education found that HBCUs move twice as many low income students to the top income brackets than predominantly white institutions.
However, for many HBCU students, the reasons for attending their school extend beyond academic coursework and future career plans.