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CSUN's Maurice O'Brian Franklin: Despite flaws, Gen. Colin Powell was an American hero. Full stop.

After President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration, I was approached by the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum to leave my job at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and represent the Black gay and lesbian military community for the Campaign for Military Service (CMS). As a Navy service member, I was honored and excited to showcase the skills I learned working with one of the 20th century’s leading ministers and social justice thinkers, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery.

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