Tag Archive for ‘Michelle Obama’

That Mysterious Woman at Obama’s Sunday Inaugural Ceremony & Historical Context

In politics, you can never anticipate just who will pop into the pictures of history. Earlier today, January 20, 2013, President Barack Obama repeated the first of two oath-of-office clauses and was sworn into his second term as President. Tomorrow,… Read More ›

Christmas at the White House: First Families & Holiday Charities, Part 3

Living in the White House affords even Presidential families who neither earned nor inherited great wealth a privileged lifestyle and while many have privately and publicly supported various charitable organizations or risen to the occasion in the time of a… Read More ›

The Road to Michelle Obama’s Convention Speech: The First Ladies & Candidates’ Wives Before Her

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, set to nominate her husband President Barack Obama for a second term. Stirring, emotional yet tacked by details of her own life and her husband’s… Read More ›

The Truth Behind the Cherry Blossoms: A First Lady’s Vision of Racial and Class Integration

On one aspect of the Washington Establishment, there is universal agreement. Everyone loves the cherry blossoms. Annually, the trees burst in various shades of pink around the Tidal Basin at West Potomac Park. Day-tripping Pennsylvania senior citizens, members of local… Read More ›

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