Alma Powell biography

Alma Powell

Organization founder

1937 –

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Who is Alma Powell?

Alma Vivian Powell is an African American audiologist and the wife of military and political figure Colin Powell, whom she married on August 25, 1962. She is a graduate of Fisk University.

She is the mother of former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell. She also has two daughters, Linda, an actress and Annemarie. Her father and uncle were principals of two of the black high schools in Birmingham; Condoleezza Rice's father worked in her uncle's school as a guidance counselor.

Alma Powell is the co-chair of America's Promise, an alliance of national organizations dedicated to teaching today's youth. She has also authored two children's books, America's Promise and My Little Red Wagon. A branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library system has been named after her and in 2011 was named the NASBE's National Education Policy Leader of the Year along with her husband.

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Born
Oct 27, 1937
Birmingham
Also known as
  • Alma Vivian Johnson Powell
  • Alma Vivian Johnson
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fisk University
Lived in
  • Birmingham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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