Michelle Obama

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.wikipedia
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2012 Democratic National Convention

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She returned to speak for him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
First Lady Michelle Obama announced on February 1, 2011, in an email to supporters that Charlotte, North Carolina, had been chosen as the site for the 2012 Convention.

2016 Democratic National Convention

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During the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, a former first lady.
Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered the keynote address of the convention, with First Lady Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders serving as headlining speakers on the first day.

First Lady of the United States

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
There are four living former first ladies: Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter; Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton; Laura Bush, wife of George W. Bush; and Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama.

Barack Obama

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She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American first lady.
In June 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin.

Georgetown, South Carolina

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Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was born into slavery in 1850 on Friendfield Plantation, near Georgetown, South Carolina.
It is the birthplace of former First Lady Michelle Obama's grandfather, Fraser Robinson.

Craig Robinson (basketball)

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She and her 21-month older brother, Craig, skipped the second grade.
Robinson is the older brother of former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and the brother-in-law of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Harvard Law School

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Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
His wife, Michelle Obama, is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Friendfield Plantation

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Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was born into slavery in 1850 on Friendfield Plantation, near Georgetown, South Carolina.
Among them was Jim Robinson, born into slavery in 1850; one of his descendants is former First Lady Michelle Obama (née Robinson.)

South Side, Chicago

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Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
These include Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley; the first black U.S. President, Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama; the first black female U.S. Senator, Carol Moseley Braun; and the first black presidential candidate to win a primary, Jesse Jackson.

University of Chicago Medical Center

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She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Between 2005 and 2009, former First Lady Michelle Obama served as Vice-President for Community and External AffaIrs.

Capers Funnye

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Among her contemporary extended family is rabbi Capers Funnye; born in Georgetown, South Carolina.
There he got to see more of his mother's extended family in Chicago, including future First Lady of the United States Michelle Robinson Obama, his first cousin once removed.

Santita Jackson

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She attended Whitney Young High School, Chicago's first magnet high school, established as a selective enrollment school, where she was a classmate of Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita.
Santita attended high school with Michelle Obama and served as Obama's maid of honor at her 1992 wedding to Barack Obama.

Marian Shields Robinson

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III (1935–1991), a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Shields Robinson (b.
Marian Lois Robinson (née Shields; born July 29, 1937) is the mother of Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, and Craig Robinson, a basketball executive, and the mother-in-law of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Public Allies

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In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.
In 1993, Public Allies Chicago was launched with 30 Allies under the leadership of founding Executive Director Michelle Obama.

TreeHouse Foods

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The Obamas' total income was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.
Michelle Obama was a member of the board of directors from 2005 through 2007.

2008 Democratic National Convention

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Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
The theme for the day was "One Nation," with Michelle Obama as the "headline prime-time speaker."

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

She worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases.
Notable members include Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, activist and First Lady Michelle Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger and law professors Erwin Chemerinsky and Laurence Tribe.

Valerie Jarrett

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She once requested that her then-fiancé meet her prospective boss, Valerie Jarrett, when considering her first career move; Jarrett became one of her husband's closest advisors.
She was deputy chief of staff for Mayor Richard Daley, during which time (1991) she hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama, away from a private law firm.

Charles Ogletree

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Her faculty mentor at Harvard Law was Charles Ogletree, who has said that she had answered the question that had plagued her throughout Princeton by the time she arrived at Harvard Law: whether she would remain the product of her parents or keep the identity she had acquired at Princeton; she had concluded she could be "both brilliant and black".
Ogletree taught both Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard; he has remained close to Barack Obama throughout his political career.

Salutatorian

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She graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class.

Chicago

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III (1935–1991), a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Shields Robinson (b.
Formerly a state legislator representing Chicago and later a US Senator, the city is home of former United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Princeton University

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Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
U.S. Presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Aaron Burr graduated from Princeton, as did Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States.

Let's Move!

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In her memoir, Becoming, Obama describes her four primary initiatives as First Lady: Let's Move!, Reach Higher, Let Girls Learn, and Joining Forces.
Let's Move! was a public health campaign in the United States, led by Michelle Obama, wife of then-President Barack Obama.

African Methodist Episcopal Church

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At the 49th African Methodist Episcopal Church's general conference, Michelle Obama encouraged the attendees to advocate for political awareness, saying, "To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better – no place better, because ultimately, these are not just political issues – they are moral issues, they're issues that have to do with human dignity and human potential, and the future we want for our kids and our grandkids."
Such as in 2008, the church invited then Senator Barack H. Obama, and in 2012, the church invited then First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People

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In 2009 Obama was named Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of the year.