Michelle Obama's Roots From Slavery to the White House

President Obama's life and journey to the presidency have captured many headlines, but new details about the ancestry of his wife, Michelle Obama, reveal a remarkable five-generation journey from slavery to the White House. Working with genealogist Megan Smolenyak, the findings were researched and published by The New York Times Wednesday. It began more than a century ago, on a 200-acre farm in South Carolina. In 1850, 6-year-old Melvinia -- Michelle Obama's maternal great-great-great...Full Story
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