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Culture Collective: Michelle Obama's Activism and Initiatives

Michelle Obama was born in 1964 in the Southside of Chicago. She attended public school throughout her childhood, and later attended Princeton and Harvard Law. Public service always played an important role in her career, first taking on roles such as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development for Chicago’s city hall. Later, she served as Associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago. Obama’s commitment to education and public service was only magnified when she became the first African American First Lady of the United States. Her initiatives as First Lady included Let’s Move! which aimed to end childhood obesity. Joining Forces was a program that promoted the wellness of veterans and service members, including their education and employment. Reach Higher, and Let Girls Learn were both initiatives that focused on promoting education. She has been a role model for girls everywhere and has also been a strong advocate for human rights, fighting poverty, access to higher education, and girl’s education. Today, she is a New York Time’s Best-Selling author after writing BECOMING, a memoir about her life, and she continues to inspire people throughout the world.

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