Black History Month: Michelle Obama


Charlotte McGuinness, Sports Editor

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born Jan. 17, 1964, in Chicago, IL. She went to Princeton University and Harvard University, pursuing a career in law.

She was the first African-American First Lady of the United States and influenced the health and diets of youth in the country along with girls education rights around the world and LGBT rights.

She began the organic movement, “Let’s Move”, for children in public schools across America, implementing healthy options throughout schools to help reduce the childhood obesity rate. She fought to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, along with fighting for legalizing same-sex marriage federally. She began a movement called “Let Girls Learn”, helping adolescent girls throughout the world to gain a quality education where they usually could not.

Obama impacted the African-American community by taking a role in the White House and making many differences around the world.