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My Written Report is a Short Biography of Colin Luther Powell He was born on May 5 1937 in Presbyterian Hospital He was born and grew up in the South Bronx New York There was a big influence of drugs and gangs where Powell lived but he seemed to steer away from all of that source 1 page 23Powells parents were immigrants from Jamaica His mothers name is Muad Ariel McKoy In Jamaica the McKoy fammily watched over sugar plantations She came to America with her mother Colins grandmother Powells fathers name is Luther Theophilus Powell In Jamaica the Powell families were peasant farmers Muad and Luther while in New York not in Jamaica source 1 page 20 21Colin Powell is a smart man Surprisingly when he was in fourth grade he was in the slow class When he attended Junior High School he went to an all male school He did well academically but he was over looked by his parents because his sister Marilyn Powell always did better He attended Morris High School in 1950 He was good in high school he never got into any fights or any sort of trouble He completed High school in 1954 source 1 page 29 30 32Powell applied to two colleges City College of New York CCNY and New York University NYU Both accepted him but he went to CCNY because it only ten dollars a semester as opposed to seven hundred and fifty dollars a semester at NYU Powell majored in Engendering He finished college in 1958 source 1 pages 32 36While in college Powell joined the Recruit Officer Training Corps ROTC Powell said he joined ROTC because of the discipline and The sense of comradery among a group of young men who were similarly motivated Maybe it was the uniform Another reason he said he joined is because of the association with the military source 2 interview page 1 biography page 1 While Powell
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