This tribute project would not be complete without including Michelle Obama. As the first African-American First Lady, she took us all on a gracious, fun, exciting, spirited, and powerful ride as she served our nation beside her husband. She wasn’t the first FLOTUS to stand out, but she was the first to be seen as a Black woman, wife, companion, and confidant who stood by her man, supported his decisions, kept her children in line, made corporate America listen, and forever put her stamp on the fight against childhood obesity. All while looking marvelous and maintaining her awesomeness at every step. A true trailblazer.
Michelle Obama was the 44th first lady of the United States and wife of U.S. President Barack Obama. Prior to her role as first lady, she was a lawyer, Chicago city administrator and community-outreach worker.
“Every day, the people I meet inspire me, every day they make me proud, every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on Earth. Serving as your first lady is an honor and a privilege.”
Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Following her graduation from Harvard, she worked at a Chicago law firm, where she met her husband, future U.S. president Barack Obama. The couple married on October 3, 1992. As first lady, she focused her attention on current social issues, such as poverty, healthy living and education.
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Women’s History Trivia
I am the first African-American women to earn a Bachelors Degree in the U.S.A. (Oberlin College 1862)
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