Recognizing Michelle Obama in Women’s History Month


As National Women’s History month continues, the nation is honoring women who have impacted not only women, but all of society. Michelle Obama is widely known as an inspirational woman to millions of Americans today. Michelle Obama was the 44th First Lady, and the first African American First Lady. She is a role model to young girls and advocates for a healthy lifestyle and higher education. Internationally, she speaks out for girls’ education in poor countries.

Michelle is from the south side of Chicago, where her two parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson raised her as well as her older brother Craig. Michelle went to college at Princeton University, and studied sociology and African American studies. She then went on to Harvard Law school and graduated from there in 1988. After that she became a lawyer at a law firm in Chicago where she met her future husband, who would later be President Barack Obama. She decided she had a love for helping her community, so she became an associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and developed the school’s first community service program.

Some of her achievements as first lady include her “Let’s Move!” program, which addressed the rising rate of childhood obesity in the United States. A few years later, First Lady and President Obama launched “Let Girls Learn,” which was a government-wide initiative to encourage girls around the world to stay in school. The goal of the movement was to inspire young girls to set goals by having a higher education. Michelle Obama continues to inspire girls around the world, even though she does not reside in the White House anymore.