Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice will speak at Stillman College during the school’s 140th anniversary celebration on May 19.
It will be a homecoming for Rice—she’s an Alabama native who was born in Birmingham and grew up in Tuscaloosa. As a teenager living in Tuscaloosa, her father at one point became dean of students at the black college, reported Tuscaloosa News.
According to the school’s website, tickets for the event are $140. The family and friends of graduating students will be able to buy tickets online or at the black college. “Stillman said it would release details about the day’s schedule later,” according to the news release:
“The theme of the 140th-anniversary celebration is “A Foundation for Life.” The celebration will also feature comments from other special guests and music. Stillman was founded in 1876 by the Rev. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa.”
From 2005-2009, Rice served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush. She currently serves as the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Correction: We made an error. Condoleeza Rice will only speak at Stillman during the school’s 140th anniversary celebration, and not Commencement as said in previous headline. We apologize for the error.