Michelle Obama – America’s first African American first lady

On November 4th 2008 Michelle Obama became the first Black woman to stand beside the first Black president-elect, Barack Obama, as the nations “first lady”.

Michelle handled the moment with remarkable grace. She was beaming with pride as she stood and watched her husband share his victory with the hundreds of thousands of people who gathered at Grant Park in Chicago to share in the historical moment.

To those who believed Michelle Obama would be the reason Barack Obama would never be elected president because she’s a Black woman and no one would let a Black woman into the White House, it looks like we were very wrong; and I for one am glad to discover that the voices which speak daily on places like craigslist.org calling for the restoration of segregation and referring to Black women in horrifically demeaning terms, do not in fact represent the voice of the majority of the American people.

Congratulations to Michelle Obama on making history and best of luck in the coming months as she helps her husband behind the scenes deal with this monumental task of leading the United States for the next four years.

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