Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was destined for greatness.
For the past eight years she has been graciously known as the First Lady of the United States of America, wife to President Barack Obama and mother to her girls, Malia and Sasha. Her presence in the White House will be the most remembered, revered, and inspirational.
Michelle Obama was born January 17, 1964 in Chicago to Fraser Robinson III, a pump operator for the city of Chicago, and Marian Robinson. Mrs. Robinson remained at home to take care of Michelle and her older brother, Craig.
Michelle attended public schools in Chicago and quickly excelled. Following in her brother's footsteps, she attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sociology and minoring in African American studies. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law school.
From a lawyer, wife, mother, and public servant, our First Lady has had her hands full over the past several years in the White House. She has created an awareness for healthy eating and living by initiating the Let's Move campaign in 2009. It was created to provide resources for children and families to encourage healthier lifestyles, provide healthier foods in schools, and promote increased physical activity.
In 2011 our First Lady along with Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces. This is a nationwide initiative calling on all Americans to support our service members, veterans, and their families. This initiative provides support through education, wellness, and employment opportunities.
In 2014 and 2015 education would be center of the final two initiatives - Reach Higher and Let Girls Learn. Reach Higher is an effort to inspire all students in America to be proactive about their future by furthering their education beyond high school. This would include a professional training program, community college, or four year university. Let Girls Learn is an initiative which brings together several agencies to address the challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.
First Lady Michelle Obama's time in the White House has not been wasted. In fact she will leave behind a legacy that will forever be remembered. Her lasting impression on the world will be felt for years. She entered the White House with dignity, class, and self-respect and she is leaving with it. Women are stronger and better because of her example and for that First Lady, we thank you!
First Lady Michelle Obama - our Legendary Woman in History
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