Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Atlanta History Center Presents: Condoleezza Rice

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On November 3, (yes, right after the election) Condoleezza Rice will spend the morning at the Atlanta History Center for a special breakfast program in which, she will be sharing stories from her new memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.  Rice recounts growing up in Birmingham in the 1960s, during the turbulent civil rights era and how her parents’ love and support encouraged her not to set limits on what she could achieve.  Rice holds nothing back in this candid account and is comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the heady challenges of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders,   This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told – not that of an accomplished world leader, but of a little girl and a young woman trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, and of two exceptional parents and an extended family and community that made all the difference.

Condoleezza Rice was the sixty-sixth United States Secretary of State and the first black woman to hold the office.  Prior, she was the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor.  She currently teaches at Stanford University.
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This Lecture is presented by the Literary Center at Margaret Mitchell House and will be held at the Atlanta History Center. Admission is $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Ticket includes coffee and light pastries and an autographed copy of Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.  Reservations are required.  To make a reservation or receive more information, call 404.814.4150. For more information please visit http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/.

All information retrieved from the Atlanta History Center

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