National Press Club

Condoleezza Rice Luncheon

October 23, 2010

Condoleezza Rice Luncheon

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Oct. 15. Her appearance coincides with the publication of her new book about her childhood in racially segregated Birmingham, Alabama. The book, "EXTRAORDINARY, ORDINARY PEOPLE: A Memoir of Family,² focuses on Dr. Rice's life up to the 2000 election of George W. Bush. Dr. Rice chronicles her parents, Rev. John and Angelena Rice -- educational evangelists who helped shape her life and the lives of others through their unconditional love, unwavering support, and eternal optimism that anything was possible, even in the turbulent time of America¹s civil rights struggle. Rice served as national security adviser to President Bush during his first administration and then was secretary of state from 2005 to 2009.

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