General Colin L. Powell Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
General Powell, Colin L., American, born 1937
Interviewed by
Bunch, Lonnie G. III, American, born 1952
Subject of
President Bush, George W., American, born 1946
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration (2016.129.15.1a): 57.2 minutes
Duration (2016.129.15.2a): 56.4 minutes
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date
August 2016
Description
The oral history consists of 2016.129.15.1a and 2016.129.15.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
93.98498 GB
General Colin Powell was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. General Powell donated several items including a uniform that is on display to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this interview conducted by National Museum of African American History and Culture Director Lonnie Bunch, General Colin Powell discusses his early life as the son of Jamaican immigrants and the journey to a long and distinguished military career that culminated in being appointed the first African American Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.
Topic
African American
Immigration
International affairs
Military
Museums
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
United States--History--1969-2001
United States--History--2001-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.129.15.1a-2a
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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