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“I think about my mother, who, as a little girl, went to segregated schools in Chicago and felt the sting of discrimination. I think about my husband’s grandparents, white folks born and raised right here in Kansas, products themselves of segregation. Good, honest people who helped raise their bi-racial grandson, ignoring those who would criticize that child’s very existence. And then I think about how that child grew up to be the President of the United States, and how today that little girl from Chicago is helping to raise her granddaughters in the White House.”
—First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking in Topeka, Kansas on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

"Let us all pray for their safe return. Let us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time. And let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright." —First Lady Michelle Obama

Watch the First Lady mark Mother’s Day and speak out on the tragic kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Nigeria.