On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, Condoleezza Rice came to speak to a jam-packed audience at Georgia Southern University. Rice served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States from 2005 to 2009. The audience consisted of over 4,000 students, faculty, staff, and other people from around the southeast.
The audience was extremely diverse, with a variety of different people. The culture that Rice represented was American, but she represented people from all different backgrounds. Rice spoke about how her family hero, her “Granddaddy,” was born, no one in America would ever expect for an African American woman to serve as the secretary of state of our country. She went on to say that all throughout the audience there were Asian Americans, African Americans, White Americans, and so on and that we all make up our great and diverse country.
I learned a great deal from Rice’s speech because I got to look at different events from her point of view. She spoke about 9/11, international and foreign affairs, and the challenges that America faces every day. I would, without a doubt, attend this event again because I am always open to hearing people speak and hearing different opinions.
Although this speech and event was not necessarily from a different culture, it brought all different cultures and races together to hear one woman speak. I think this event was a success and I left the building feeling proud to be an American and to live in a country that is accepting, free, and diverse.
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