On her final trip to Britain as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performed in a piano quintet for Queen Elizabeth the second at Buckingham Palace.

For her, it was the prefect way to cap off her career in politics in grand style.

Condoleezza Rice was born November 4, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a music teacher.

It was her mother who pushed her to a concert level pianist, eventually leading her to the unofficial title of “the world’s most prominent amateur musician.”

Entering college at the age of 15, Rice fell under the influence of the first woman secretary of state, Madeline Albright and moved her interest from music to political science.

In 2004, Rice became the first African-American woman to be named secretary of state.

Now that she’s out of politics, the boys on the gridiron better watch out.

Rice is passionate about football and often states that she would someday like to become the commissioner of the National Football League.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, today’s moment in Black history.