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We have witnessed Michelle Obama emerge as an activist for women’s rights and education.

She has been one of the few first ladies in the American history to have pro-actively pursued her many goals including spreading awareness about and fighting childhood obesity, ensuring that young girls all around the world get their fair share of education and to end racial discrimination in her own country.

Michelle Obama has secured her place amongst the most loved first ladies due to her social and political contributions.

Apart from being a symbol of feminine excellence, there is a lot about Michelle Obama that you might not know

1.     It’s actually Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

LaVaughn? … didn’t see that one coming did you? Miss Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is originally from Chicago’s south side. But being from a thorough black neighborhood and having a stereotypical black name like LaVaughn didn’t keep her from shinning bright. As a child, she grew up in a tiny apartment that only had one bedroom that she shared with both her parents and her older brother named Craig. Craig and Michelle slept in the living room space which was separated from the bedroom with a hanging bed sheet. Her father was an employee at the local water filtration plant. Despite her humble beginning, Miss Michelle persevered, worked hard and conquered. A living example of the American dream

2.     Michelle Obama is one of a total 3 First Ladies with a graduate degree

That’s right, Michelle Obama outshined herself academically from a very young age. We all know she’s smart but you probably don’t know that she skipped the second grade to enter a gifted program in the sixth grade. That’s a huge leap. She graduated high school and went on to Princeton University. You can read her well written dissertation on Princeton-educated blacks and the black community. From there, she went on to the Ivy League Harvard Law School which is where she met Barack Obama back in 1989. Michelle was assigned to mentor Barack who was a first year law student at the time. Having developed a healthy professional relationship with Barack, Michelle even tried to set him up with one of her friends! But it never quite worked out. Barack Obama worked up the courage to ask her out the following summer and the rest is h

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