Among her maternal ancestors was her great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, a slave on Henry Walls Shields' 200-acre farm in Clayton County, Georgia. Shields, was biracial and born into slavery about 1860.
As First Lady, Obama became a fashion icon, a role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating.
ry supportive of her husband Barack's political goals.
She has given political speeches on his behalf, and has been an unofficial ambassador for U. causes, representing America at the Olympics and also meeting with heads of state about issues related to child poverty or equal access to education.
born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Senate representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004.
He is the first African American to have served as president. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state.