Well growing up in Birmingham, which was clearly the most segregated big city in America and a place in 1962 and ‘63 would be called ‘Bombingham’ because it was so violent. It was like living in a parallel world. We didn’t interact with whites, I didn’t have white friends. But we did have in our little middle class neighborhood, families, parents, and teachers who cared about letting us see that there were no limits in our horizons.
Condoleezza Rice on Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era