Thursday, September 3, 2009

Michelle Obama: First Lady as Role Model

Shortly after the election, the Uncrowned Queens Institute in Buffalo, New York, sent out a call across the country for African American women to share their hopes, fears, and advice with the new First Lady. Hundreds of letters and poems poured in, signaling both an unprecedented moment in our nation's history and a remarkable opportunity for African American women to look at the White House and see and speak to one of their own there.

Go, Tell Michelle has attracted attention after being adopted as a course book in the Fall class, “Survey on Women’s Issues” at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

About Bennett College for Women:

For more than 128 years women have found Bennett to be the ideal place to foster the constant rhythm of ideas. Each student’s individual need for self-expression and desire for achievement is constantly nurtured. The College fosters a strong respect for every student. Today, in the midst of a very active renaissance, Bennett is preparing contemporary women to be well educated, productive professionals, informed, participating citizens, and enlightened parents. Known as Bennett Belles, they continue to be among contributing women of achievement in all walks of life.