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Michelle Obama Ancestry

Obama's Slave Roots Discovered

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

President Obama's ancestry has always been a hot topic. Between the birther debates that the Supreme Court dismissed last month to the country's diffe...

Michelle Obama: Family History Of First Lady Is Complex, Tied To Slavery

The New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS and JODI KANTOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Mich...

Michelle Obama Slavery Roots Traced By Genealogist Megan Smolenyak (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times today ran an article tracing the ancestral roots of First Lady Michelle Obama back five generations to her great-great-great-grandm...

Michelle Obama's Slave Ancestors Discovered

Seattle Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tiny wooden cabins line the dirt road once known as Slave Street as it winds through Friendfield Plantation. More than 200 slaves lived in the whitew...