Despite a state government that has historically hoarded power and opportunity for the few, women in Alabama have for decades championed causes and led movements to bring equity, fair treatment and opportunity to the many. Alabama women have risen from racism, poverty and prejudice to make waves that ripple across the nation, not just the state. Black women in Alabama would carry this mantle for decades afterward, advocating for equal access to public education and labor equality in the face of rampant racism and discrimination. Hadiyah Nicole-Green, who have become trailblazers in their own right. They also had to have been alive between and
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Bush stands when it comes to their rights. So far, they don't like what they see. But many agree it's unclear how Bush will deal with these issues when he reaches the White House. During his campaign for the governorship, Bush defended the state's sodomy law, which makes sexual activity between same-sex adults illegal, as a "symbolic gesture of traditional values. It is commonly believed that Bush derailed a Texas hate-crime bill in because it included protections based on sexual orientation.
Condoleezza Rice to lead Stanford’s Hoover Institution
Around this time of year, many colleges announce their choices for commencement speakers and honorary degrees - and in doing so some institutions revive the debate over who should address graduates. Last week, the Faculty Council at Rutgers University at New Brunswick adopted a resolution urging the institution to rescind an invitation to Condoleezza Rice, the Stanford University professor who is better known for serving as secretary of state and national security adviser in the administration of President George W. Rice has been a controversial speaker before. In , during her time as secretary of state, some Boston College students turned their backs on her when she spoke at their commencement.
A member of the Republican Party , Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state and the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor. Until the election of Barack Obama as president in , Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell , were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch by virtue of the secretary of state standing fourth in the presidential line of succession. Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up while the South was racially segregated. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Denver and her master's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification from to