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Michelle Obama Genealogy

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Mixing

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.04.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Among the half million African Americans who moved to Chicago during the Great Migration were a number of Michelle's relatives, and they hailed from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and the southern part of Illinois.

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...