65 Facts About Michelle Obama

1. Michelle Obama's was the first African-American woman to serve in this position.

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2. Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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3. In 2020, Michelle Obama topped Gallup's poll of the most admired woman in America for the third year running.

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4. Michelle Obama became a freedman at age 15 after the war.

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5. Michelle Obama's attended Whitney Young High School, Chicago's first magnet high school, established as a selective enrollment school, where she was a classmate of Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita.

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6. Michelle Obama's graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class.

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7. Michelle Obama's ran their daycare center, which offered after school tutoring for older children.

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8. Michelle Obama's challenged the teaching methodology for French because she felt it should be more conversational.

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9. Michelle Obama's researched her thesis by sending a questionnaire to African-American graduates, asking that they specify when and how comfortable they were with their race prior to their enrollment at Princeton and how they felt about it when they were a student and since then.

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10. Michelle Obama's worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases.

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11. Michelle Obama's is the third first lady with a postgraduate degree, after her two immediate predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.

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12. Michelle Obama was elected to the state senate in 1996, and to the US Senate in 2004.

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13. Barack Michelle Obama wrote in his second book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, that "Tired and stressed, we had little time for conversation, much less romance.

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14. In 2008, Michelle Obama said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they did not intend to have anymore children.

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15. Michelle Obama was raised United Methodist and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ, a mostly black congregation of the Reformed denomination known as the United Church of Christ.

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16. Michelle Obama's continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, she has kept it on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.

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17. In 1996, Michelle Obama served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the university's Community Service Center.

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18. Michelle Obama served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc, a major Wal-Mart supplier from shortly after her husband was seated in the Senate until she cut ties shortly after her husband announced his candidacy for the presidency; he criticized Wal-Mart labor policies at an AFL–CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 14, 2007.

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19. Michelle Obama's served on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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20. Michelle Obama's knew it meant their lives would be subject to scrutiny and she was intensely private.

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21. Michelle Obama's says she negotiated an agreement in which her husband was to quit smoking in exchange for her support of his decision to run.

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22. In May 2007, three months after her husband declared his presidential candidacy, Michelle Obama reduced her professional responsibilities by 80 percent to support his presidential campaign.

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23. Michelle Obama's wrote her own stump speeches for her husband's presidential campaign and generally spoke without notes.

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24. Michelle Obama said: "Barack and I have been in the public eye for many years now, and we've developed a thick skin along the way.

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25. Michelle Obama's delivered her speech, during which she sought to portray herself and her family as the embodiment of the American Dream.

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26. Michelle Obama said she and her husband believe "that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, and you do what you say you're going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.

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27. Michelle Obama's said her husband's winning the nomination was a fairly strong indicator that it was.

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28. Michelle Obama aimed to humanize her husband by relating stories about him, attempting to appeal to female voters in swing states.

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29. Michelle Obama's sent representatives to schools and advocated public service.

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30. Michelle Obama advocated for her husband's policy priorities by promoting bills that support it.

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31. Michelle Obama's hosted a White House reception for women's rights advocates in celebration of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Pay equity law.

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32. Michelle Obama's supported the economic stimulus bill in visits to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Education.

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33. On June 5, 2009, the White House announced that Michelle Obama was replacing her then chief of staff, Jackie Norris, with Susan Sher, a longtime friend and adviser.

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34. In 2009, Michelle Obama was named Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of the year.

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35. Some initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama included advocating on behalf of military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, and promoting the arts and arts education.

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36. Michelle Obama made supporting military families and spouses a personal mission and increasingly bonded with military families.

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37. Michelle Obama was again honored with the award in May 2015, accepting with Jill Biden.

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38. Michelle Obama writes in her book about enlisting help for her initiative Let Girls Learn to produce and sing the song "This is for My Girls".

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39. On May 9, 2012, Barack and Michelle Obama came out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage.

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40. At the 2012 DNC, Michelle Obama said, "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it.

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41. In July 2015, Michelle Obama journeyed to Coachella Valley while coming to Los Angeles for that year's Special Olympics World Games.

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42. In October 2015, Michelle Obama was joined by Jill Biden and Prince Harry in visiting a military base in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in an attempt on the prince's part to raise awareness to programs supporting harmed service members.

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43. In December 2015, Michelle Obama traveled with her husband to San Bernardino, California, to meet with families of the victims of a terrorist attack that occurred two weeks earlier.

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44. Michelle Obama embraced her before attending an event with world leaders.

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45. Michelle Obama praised her, though the hug generated controversy for being out of protocol when greeting Elizabeth.

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46. In Mexico, Michelle Obama spoke to students, encouraging them to take responsibility for their futures.

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47. Michelle Obama traveled to Africa for the second official trip in June 2011, touring Johannesburg, Cape Town and Botswana and meeting with Graca Machel.

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48. Michelle Obama was involved with community events in the foreign countries.

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49. In March 2014, Michelle Obama visited China along with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson.

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50. Michelle Obama's met with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, visited historic and cultural sites, as well as a university and two high schools.

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51. Michelle Obama was neither greeted nor acknowledged by King Salman during the encounter.

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52. In June 2015, Michelle Obama undertook a weeklong trip to London and three Italian cities.

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53. In March 2016, Michelle Obama accompanied her husband and children to Cuba in a trip that was seen by the administration as having the possibility of positively impacting relations between the country and America.

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54. Michelle Obama's toured seven states in two weeks within October 2010.

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55. The Los Angeles Times concluded that while Michelle Obama was indeed more popular than her husband, her "election scorecard proved no better than his, particularly in her home state".

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56. Michelle Obama endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and made several high-profile speeches in favor of her, including an address at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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57. Michelle Obama's appeared multiple times on the campaign trail in either solo or joint appearances with Clinton.

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58. Michelle Obama's became a fashion trendsetter, in particular favoring sleeveless dresses, including her first-term official portrait in a dress by Michael Kors, and her ball gowns designed by Jason Wu for both inaugurals.

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59. Michelle Obama appeared on the cover and in a photo spread in the March 2009 issue of Vogue.

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60. In May 2017, during an appearance at the Partnership for a Healthier America conference, Michelle Obama rebuked the Trump administration for its delay of a federal requirement designed to increase the nutritional standards for school lunches.

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61. In July, Michelle Obama honored Eunice Shriver at the 2017 ESPY Awards.

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62. In September, Michelle Obama delivered an address at the tech conference in Utah charging the Trump administration with having a fearful White House, appeared in a video for the Global Citizens Festival advocating more attention to giving young girls an education, and attended the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston.

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63. On January 2, 2021, Michelle Obama encouraged Georgia residents to vote in the state's runoff in the US Senate election and to contact VoteRiders, a non-profit voter ID education organization, to make sure they have the necessary ID to vote.

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64. Michelle Obama wore a matching plum coat, sweater, pants, and belt designed by Sergio Hudson to the inauguration.

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65. In February 2021, Michelle Obama was announced as an executive producer and presenter on a children's cooking show, Waffles + Mochi.

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