BREAKING BARRIERS: MICHELLE OBAMA, THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN OF THIS ERA

November 30, 2016

There’s a driving force behind the President Of The United States, and her name is Michelle Obama.

 

From the 2008 inauguration to this year’s final residency in the White House, Michelle Obama has become the mother and wife of our nation.

 

 

Becoming the first African-American First Lady of The United States caused a lot of controversy and racial discrimination to resurface, forcing her to give powerful and moving speeches on the issue on several occasions. Ignoring the naysayers and critics, Michelle Obama has risen as a leader and role model for young girls and women of color. She is unapologetic about setting the bar higher than any other First Lady of the United States by addressing and tearing down all stereotypes while implementing initiatives to better our communities and provide opportunities for higher education.

 

Let’s take a look at the evolution of Michelle Obama, and revisit some of our favorite moments in recent history.

 

 

1985: Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree From Princeton University

 

1988: Earns Juris Doctors (J.D) Degree from Harvard Law

– Meets Barack Obama

– Become the Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development in Chicago’s City Hall

– Becomes the founding Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies.

 

1996: University of Chicago

– Becomes the Associate Dean of Student Services

 

2008- 2016: Becomes The first African-American First Lady of The United States of America.

 

 

As we approach the final days of the Obamas as our Presidential Family, we recognize this is the end of an era, the end of a journey—one we are proud to be part of and witness.

 

Over the past eight years, the Obamas have become extended family members to us all. We’ve shared and witnessed some of their most touching, coolest, and influential moments. And raised our children alongside their beautiful daughters, Malia and Sasha.

 

We thank Michelle and Barack Obama for being the greatest, and most influential people of this time and generation. You’ve inspired us to believe anything is possible, you’ve shown us what it is to be strong and proud people of color, and you’ve been the epitome of “Black love,” class, style, grace, and the American Dream.

 

We take with us all of the memories you’ve provided us throughout the years, and thank you forever more for being our beloved President and First Lady of the United States of America.

 

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