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Michelle Obama biography and accomplishments
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Michelle Obama biography and accomplishments

> Who is she?
Born in Chicago, Michelle Obama is a figurehead. Prior to her marriage Michelle LaVaughn Robinson studied law at Princeton and Harvard before working at the law firm Sidley Austin.

She was the only African American woman working there and her colleagues included a certain... Barack Obama.

> Accomplishments
In 2009, when her husband Barack Obama took the oath in front of the White House, Michelle Obama also became the first black First Lady in the history of the United States.

Her different engagements (Red Cross, etc.) and her elegance (she features on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed list) make her a much appreciated personality across the world.

> Also
Michelle Obama has made the fight against obesity a major focus of her role as First Lady.

After calling on Beyoncé to make a video encouraging youngsters to get involved in sport, Michelle Obama led a wordwide effort to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks over a 24-hour period!

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