National Women’s History Month: Michelle Obama

michelle385 National Womens History Month: Michelle Obama

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March is National Women’s History Month an annual declared month in the United States that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month is “Our history is our strength,” in honor of women who have taken action to create a better world and future.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.


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