Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Michelle Obama Honors Sojourner Truth

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday reflected on her own family's rise from slavery to the White House as she helped to unveil a statue of abolitionist Sojourner Truth _ the first black woman to be so honored at the Capitol.

"I hope that Sojourner Truth would be proud to see me, a descendant of slaves, serving as the first lady of the United States of America," Mrs. Obama said to loud applause at a ceremony at the Capitol Visitor Center.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all women, especially those descendants of slaves who never thought they would live to see the day!
    I am so proud of Michelle! She is a shining star sent to guide young black women and girls to their higher ground!
    Thank you National Congress of Black Women for the initiative! I look forward to the future!