In 1954, Condoleeza Rice professor, diplomat and national security expert, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1974, at the age of 19, Rice earned her Bachelor’s Degree in political science, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver. In 1975 she earnedher master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush.
Rice was the first African-American woman secretary of state, as well as the second African American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright).
"Education is your armour for whatever comes against you."
Watch this video about Rice's stance on education and why her father did not march with Dr. King.
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