MADELEINE ALBRIGHT


Czechoslovakia → USA
1948
Refugees should not be viewed as a certain burden or potential terrorists. They have already made great contributions to our national life.
— Madeleine Albright

Madeline Abright was the first woman to be the U.S. Secretary of State. Her family fled Czechoslovakia in 1939 due to the Nazi occupation and again in 1948 due to the communist revolution. Her family settled in the United States, where Albright earned a Ph.D. and began a political career.

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