Albright was born in Czechoslovakia. Her family was driven out by Nazi storm troopers and then by communists and moved to Denver in 1948. “Denver is where I grew up believing in the American dream,” she said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 in Denver, an event she described as “a homecoming.” In high school she won the Rocky Mountain Empire Award “for reciting, in alphabetical order, the 51 members of the United Nations.” Her father, Josef Korbelova, was the founding dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Albright attended Kent Denver School and held a summer job at the Denver Post where she met her former husband, Joseph Medill Patterson Albright. She served as the first woman Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. An exhibit showcasing her jewelry titled “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” was featured at the Denver Art Museum in 2012. (credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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DENVER (CBS4) – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is well known for making statements with her jewelry. Now a collection of her brooches is coming to the Denver Art Museum for an exhibit next spring.
In her book “Read My Pins” she explained the meaning of the pins. The exhibit will be a chance to see the jewelry in person, along with the back-story.
The museum is especially excited because Albright grew up in Denver.
The exhibit opens April 15, 2012.
LINK: Denver Art Museum