Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice and the Complexities of Race

Last summer, in August 2010, I gave a presentation on genealogy and genetics to the board of directors of the Aspen Institute at our annual board meeting. After showing a clip from our previous PBS series, Faces of America, I talked about the recent American fascination with finding one’s roots. So many generations of Americans […]

Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

Full Episode

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Brown University President Ruth Simmons.

Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

Children Keep Going

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice remembers the September 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church which killed four young black girls. Rice was 9 years old at the time of the bombing.