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Real Talk Tuesday: First Lady Michelle Obama at Tuskegee University

May 12th, 2015 by Ajuan Mance


(Source: NBC News)

On Saturday, May 9, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Alabama’s Tuskegee University. Her comments at the historically Black institution, established in 1881 by educator and author Booker T. Washington, evoked the controversial founder’s themes of self-reliance, but with a 21st-century candor about the reality and intransigence of both individual and institutional racism.

WBUR’s Here and Now covered the First Lady’s speech in this report:

First Lady Michelle Obama at Tuskegee University Commencement 2015


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