Oct 15, 2008, 09:26AM

Colin Powell On Stage

George W. Bush's former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on stage with Olu Maintain at the Africa Rising Festival in the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Very cool stuff, here:

"I stand before you tonight as an African-American," Mr Powell said. "Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African-American or that you are black, and I say, yes, so that we can remind our children. It took a lot of people struggling to bring me to this point in history. I didn't just drop out of the sky, people came from my continent in chains. A lot of wrongs had been done to Africa by Western powers faced with "an iron curtain and a bamboo curtain", he said in an apparent reference to the USSR and communist China.


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