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Michelle Obama on being first African American First Lady

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 02:11

Michelle Obama gives a candid speech about being First Lady at the commencement ceremony at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Michelle Obama delivered a candid speech about being the first African American First Lady. Speaking to about 500 graduates at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady made the remarks during her commencement address. She said she had her share of bumps along the way in becoming the First Lady she is today. "As potentially the first African American First Lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others. Was I too loud, or too angry, or too emasculating." She went on to say "But eventually I realized that if I wanted to keep my sanity and not let others define me, there was only one thing I could do and that was to have faith in God's plan for me." The First Lady said her first and most important job is being mom to her two daughters. "I love our daughters more than anything in the world... and while that may not be the first thing some folks want to hear an ivy league educated lawyer, it is truly who I am. So for me, being mom-in-chief is and always will be job number one."

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Michelle Obama on being first African American First Lady

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 02:11