Hello Everyone:
Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the second woman and the first African-American woman to become the 66th U.S. Secretary of State.  I came across this February 13, 2011 extraordinary master class on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
According to OWN, “Master Class ” tells the stories you’ve never heard from the people you thought you knew best. Hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, 
For written info read Dr. Rice’s bio and/or books.:  Condoleezza Rice’s Bio  
“Connect the Dots” after watching the 3-videos
When you watch all 3-segments; you should be able to “connect the dots” and have a clearer picture of whom Dr. Condoleezza Rice is.
How did Condoleezza Rice became a Republican and how her family propelled her to succeed in numerous ways?  – Part 1 video below
How Condi found her career passion/putpose?  Part 2 video below
What is Dr. Rice’s philosophy and how and why did it evolve? – Part 3 – video below
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Young Condi in front of the White House and Dr. Condoleezza Rice debarks from 
Air Force Three several decades later as U.S Secretary of State​
​Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice speaking with 
Russian President  Vladimir Putin_Russia_2005
Condoleezza, derives her name from the music-related term, 
“con dolcezza”, which in Italian means, “with sweetness”. 
French President Jacques Chirac kisses the hand of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the funeral mass for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican, Friday, April 8, 2005. 
President George Bush and former President Bill Clinton are standing.  Sitting is First Lady Laura Bush. At bottom left, is King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofia with black hat; at top left, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. In background behind President Bush,Palestinian Qureia.

Condi has said her “Dream Job” 

would be NFL commissioner ​
Avid Golfer Rice jumps another barrier:
On August 20, 2012, it was announced that Dr. Condoleezza Rice was one of the first two women to be admitted as members to Augusta National Golf Club (the other is South Carolina financier Darla Moore).
Condoleezza Rice’s Memoir_2012​
“Condoleezza Rice has a lot in common with Henry A. Kissinger…Now, like Kissinger, Rice has written a memoir drenched in details of the daily work of diplomacy…hers is a great story.”
–Bloomberg.com
Coni’s family played a critical role in her success.  She has written book about her family with a verison for children

Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

by Condoleezza Rice – 2011
Surprisingly engrossing…One senses a romantic softness at the core of the steely woman Americans met during her years of public service.  Rice’s reverence of her parents is touching, as is her abiding love for the Titusville of her youth.”  Daily Beast
Condi an accomplished figure 
skater_1967​
Children’s verison:   Age 10 and up
Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me
by Condoleezza Rice 2012
In this captivating memoir for young people, looking back with candor and affection,Condoleezza Rice evokes in rich detail her remarkable childhood.
Yo-Yo Ma with Condoleeza Rice performing together at the
National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal Awards
April 2002
Dr. Condoleezza Rice is an accomplished pianist and has performed in public since she was a young girl. At the age of 15, she played Mozart with the Denver Symphony, and while Secretary of State she played regularly with a chamber music group in Washington.  She does not play professionally, but has performed at diplomatic events at embassies, including a performance for Queen Elizabeth II, and she has performed in public with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2002 and singer Aretha Franklin.  In 2005, 
Rice accompanied Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, a 21 year-old soprano, for a benefit concert for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at the Kennedy Center in Washington.  She has stated that her favorite composer is Johannes Brahms, because she thinks Brahms’s music is “passionate but not sentimental.” 
Dr. Condoleeza Rice 
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue
November 2006
Part 3 of 3:  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be released later this week.
In early December 2008, Rice praised President-elect Barack Obama‘s selection of New York Senator Hillary Clinton to succeed her as Secretary of State, saying “she’s terrific”. Rice, who has spoken to Clinton since her selection, said Clinton “is someone of intelligence and she’ll do a great job”.
NCM Blog
June 13, 2014
Buon Giorno!
(Good Day! – Italian)
Camille
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador
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