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1 Michelle Obama Researched via: Student Name: Verishka genius Date: December 4,2009

2 Who is Michelle Obama? Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. President of the United StatesBarack ObamaAfrican-American First Lady of the United States Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin,South SideChicagoPrinceton UniversityHarvard Law SchoolSidley Austin

3 Michelle Obama’s family: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois to Fraser Robinson III,[1] a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Shields Robinson, a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store.[2] Her mother was a full-time homemaker until Michelle entered high school.[3] The Robinson and Shields families can trace their roots to pre-Civil War African Americans in the American South. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an American slave in the state of South Carolina,[4][5] where some of her paternal family still reside.[6][7] Her maternal great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, also a slave, became pregnant by a white man. His name and the nature of their union have been lost. She gave birth to Michelle's biracial maternal great-great grandfather, Dolphus T. Shields.[8]Illinois Fraser Robinson III[1]Democraticprecinct captainMarian Shields Robinson Spiegel's catalog store[2][3]Civil WarAmerican SouthslaveSouth Carolina[4][5][6][7] Melvinia Shields[8]

4 Michelle Obama’s Education: She and her brother, Craig (who is 21 months older), skipped the second grade. By sixth grade, Michelle joined a gifted class at Bryn Mawr Elementary School (later renamed Bouchet Academy).[13]Craig[13] She attended Whitney Young High School, Chicago's first magnet high school, where she was on the honor roll for four years, took advanced placement classes, was a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council treasurer.[2] The round trip commute from her South Side home to the Near West Side took three hours.[14] She was a high school classmate of Santita Jackson, the daughter of Jesse Jackson and sister of Jesse Jackson, Jr.[12] She graduated from high school in 1981 asWhitney Young High Schoolmagnet high schoolNational Honor Societystudent council[2]Near West Side[14]Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson, Jr.[12] salutatorian.[salutatorian[

5 Michelle Obama’s Career: Following law school, 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.[2] Subsequently, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. 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.[15] She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising records for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.[12]Sidley Austin marketingintellectual property[2]public sectorMayornon-profit organization[15]fundraising[12] In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center.[39] In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External AffairsUniversity of Chicago[39]

6 What do I like the most about Michelle Obama? She’s nice and seems like a kool first lady

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