Picture of the Day: Colin Powell’s 60-Year-Old Selfie
COLIN POWELL’S 60-YEAR-OLD SELFIE
For Throwback Thursday, Colin Powell shared a self-proclaimed 60-year-old selfie on his Facebook page. He even called out Ellen DeGeneres!
“Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!”
The picture quickly went viral and the original Facebook post alone has over 106,000 Likes and 27,000 shares.
Colin Powell (born April 5, 1937) is a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position.
During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive African American office-holders to hold the key Administration position of U.S. Secretary of State. [source]
Take that Internet