Ten (Plus One) Facts About Condoleezza Rice
She is the First African American woman to serve as Secretary Of State and only the second woman to do so.
A course taken in her junior year of college was taught by an East European man who opened up a whole world to her about Eastern Europe. His name was Joseph Corbell. He had fled Czechoslovakia after the war. Interestingly he was Madeleine Albright’s father. (Albright was the first female Secretary of State)
She graduated from college at the age of 15 , with a degree in political science, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974.
She was the first female to hold the position of National Security Advisor to the President.
In 1993, Secretary Rice became Provost of Stanford University.
Her name is a musical term, “con dolcezza,” which means to “play with sweetness.”
She is an classically trained pianist and she is a member of a chamber music group. She began paying the piano at around five years old.
Her books include The Gorbachev Era (1986, with A. Dallin) and Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995, with P. Zelikow).
She grew up in segregated Alabama.
She considers herself an optimistic person.
She loves Football and it is speculated that she would love to be the Commisioner one day!
I have no opinion about the politics of this or any other individual. I am just sharing some interesting facts about People of Achievement!