Black People : To the First Lady, With Love

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    Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who
    has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently
    changing the course of American history.



    By CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE, GLORIA STEINEM, JON MEACHAM and RASHIDA JONES

    OCT. 17, 2016

    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

    She had rhythm, a flow and swerve, hands slicing air, body weight moving from foot to foot, a beautiful rhythm. In anything else but a black American body, it would have been contrived. The three-quarter sleeves of her teal dress announced its appropriateness, as did her matching brooch. But the cut of the dress scorned any “future first lady” stuffiness; it hung easy on her, as effortless as her animation. And a brooch, Old World style accessory, yes, but hers was big and ebulliently shaped and perched center on her chest. Michelle Obama was speaking. It was the 2008 Democratic National Convention. My anxiety rose and swirled, watching and willing her to be as close to perfection as possible, not for me, because I was already a believer, but for the swaths of America that would rather she stumbled.

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    To the First Lady, With Love

    Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history.
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