Michelle Obama to grads: ‘I wake up each day in a house built by slaves’

Michelle Obama to grads: ‘I wake up each day in a house built by slaves’
(File photo) In a previous year, encouraging other grads in her own unique way.

[Ed. – That’s our FLOTUS, always with the positive thinking.]

First lady Michelle Obama told graduates at New York’s City College Friday that the diversity of their institution affirms the viability of the American Dream.

Obama’s address, to more than 3,000 members of the Class of 2016 at the 169-year-old public college, was the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady.

In praising the school’s diversity, she told the graduates that they’re “living, breathing proof that the American Dream endures in our time,” and linked their story to her family’s.

“It’s the story that I witness every single day, when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters. Two beautiful black young women head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here to America for the same reasons as many of you: to get an education and improve his prospects in life,” Obama said.

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