Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Isn't She Lovely......Happy Birthday

Four years ago the world witnessed a historic moment in American history when Barack Hussein Obama Jr. became the nation's first African-American president. I was also very impressed and inspired by his wife First Lady Michelle Obama. As a woman I have so much respect for her as an African-American woman my respect for her is very, very, very deep. Seeing her on television brought tears of joy to my eyes because this is someone I can look up to a woman that has my skin color is in the White House.

Michelle Obama is a fashion icon as well as a role model an advocate for poverty awareness and healthy eating.

Mrs. Obama has made her own accomlishments in the world and continues to carry herself in a dignified manner.  She recived her Bachelor of Arts and majored in Sociology and African-American Studies. During her time at Princeton she challenged the teaching style of French becuase she felt as though it could be more conversational.  One of her graduation requirements was to write a thesis; she wrote a thesis called "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." She graduated from Princeton in 1988 magnum cum laude.

While at Princeton, she got involved with the Third World Center (now known as the Carl A. Fields Center), an academic and cultural group that supported minority students, running their day care center which also included after school tutoring.

She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. At Harvard she participated in demonstrations advocating the hiring of professors who were members of minorities and worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases.

She was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her future husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property. She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, it has been on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.

Happy Birthday First Lady Obama :)

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