Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up surrounded by racism in the segregated South. She was the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a teacher. Her parents instilled in her that she could do anything she wanted although she was raised in a segregated neighborhood.
Rice was appointed national security adviser by President , becoming the first black woman to hold the post. She went on to become the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State—she became the nation's 66th Secretary of State in 2004, following 's resignation, and served from January 2005 to 2009 which made her famous.
One thing that I learned about her which surprised me was how much she liked sports. She enjoys figure skating, foot ball, and golf. First characteristic that I would emphasize is her leadership. As another woman when I look at her life and how she became the most important figures in the 21st century amazes me. Second characteristic is her passion in her work. She is very passionate about what she does and carries great pride in herself. Third, her persistence is amazing. When she was the Secretary of State in 2004 she pushed through what she believed was right and her dedication to democratic, well-governed states around the world is very inspiring.