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Retired General Colin Powell speaks to sold out crowd

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(01/24/13) - A sell-out crowd welcomed General Colin Powell to CMU Thursday night.

The retired four star general's speech is part of the university's weeklong celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Powell spoke to the crowd about what it takes to be a leader and how to take charge during times of great change and great crisis.

He shared his first-hand experience as a world leader. Powell was our nation's Secretary of State.

Powell also talked about what it was like to watch leaders like Dr. King in action.

About 5,000 people crowded in to hear Powell's inspirational message.

Tickets were free to students, faculty and the community.

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