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How did a young girl from Jim Crow Birmingham Alabama become the most successful African American woman in the history of the executive branch.
She uses a glimpse with her brand new book go get if -- happened yet.
A memoir of family extraordinary ordinary people and you join us now welcome officially thank you secretary of state national security advisor.
First things first you your dad and your mom you were tight.
-- -- -- -- -- -- More than most.
We were very tight -- and I've always -- it's -- to be actually the parent of an only child than to be an only child because that someone has to entertain the little one and so my parents work.
In part playmates in part schoolmate.
As we -- together in the evening so yeah we were very very close children dearly.
You were close but you.
We're the president of the house I was the president -- handling -- how did that work well I always thought it was because I always got my mother spoke.
I knew I had my vote we had no term limits.
And so I was president I think was my parents -- giving me an early sense of responsibility and I had real responsibilities -- when you moved to a new house you were kind of in charge of fiberglass -- figuring it all out what colors -- -- -- -- -- be I planned family vacations called family meetings.
-- the interesting thing about this book economy is that.
You -- How important -- that have parents who have high expectations.
But also in this -- You talk about that inner strength that you had even from a young age when you tell the story about how you desperately wanted to piano.
And your father since you will you'll have to learn this church him and it's no -- when he spent the entire day learning.
Well you're -- musician you know how this is and I knew that if I learned what a friend we happened Jesus.
By the end of the day my parents were going to -- -- panel they thought it would take me a little while longer -- -- -- -- a little surprised what I practice eight -- today that -- -- my parents and -- incentive.
They came home and I played it perfectly and bless their hearts they went out and I think they did one of both rent to own things where they went and read to the PLO that they later -- that's -- It lute growing up we grew up a lot of people have this question and -- you know -- how would you wind up for Republican in the area which racism is so prevalent in so many want to the Democratic Party.
-- you exposed to a lot of different things your dad has a -- up being in university in Denver in the area would invite leading African American leaders.
-- lack of -- good.
A fiery character simply carmike -- Carmichael I had I had dinner many times the Stokely Carmichael my father was interested in the whole range of -- politics he himself as a very conservative man.
Republicans in part because the Republican Party was willing to register him in Alabama -- the Democrats worked but he.
He really -- politics and he wanted his kids his students to be exposed to the whole range.
I do think that from his point of view the most important things for family and faith.
And he loved the United States of America and he believed like his father.
In the empowering.
Do you look at education that it could really bring you to be somebody might otherwise not be.
And for my parents.
You could not be evicted him.
If you thought of yourself as a victim you had lost control and while you might not be able to control your circumstances you could certainly control how you respond to your circumstances.
So I think that made him very much concerned about the individual and maybe a little bit more and in line with Republican Party value -- -- you have two book deal the first book about your.
Life the next book's going to be about those many years -- the way.
That's right the bookends.
Justice I'm going up to Washington ironically.
My dad had my mom died -- 1985.
Breast cancer but my -- Died just about ten days before I left for Washington DC and -- it's a kind of natural end to that story -- they prepared me and sent me off to do what they would've expected to do and -- Very grateful to have a chance to tell their story when you did everything and there's a picture abusing young girls came from the White House and you told your parents that -- -- -- -- acts and you do.
I did my that my dad by the way is the one who told that story I don't actually remember saying it but he insists that so maybe it and you did any of the piece did he work for -- bush forty for forty.
-- think you're much thank you luck -- the book thank you Doctor Who season Richard ahead.
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