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Rice: A Little Girl Who Grew Up in Jim Crow Birmingham Became the Secretary of State

kywriter Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:12 AM
Between that and Ms. Rice's childhood girlfriends who were blown up in the Birmingham church, she has more civil rights bonafides than anyone- ANYONE -in the Obama White House.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice started her speech in Tampa Wednesday night in front a roaring crowd on a humbling note. She shared her memory of September 11, 2001 and pointed out the struggles America has faced in a new century.

"This young century has been a difficult one. I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one – and a third, the Pentagon. And then the news of a fourth,...