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Michelle Obama's Impact on African American Women and Girls

Michelle Duster (Editor), Paula Marie Seniors (Editor), Rose C. Thevenin (Editor)


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This edited collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle Obama and how the language and images used to depict her either affirmed, offended, represented or misrepresented her and its authors. It is an interdisciplinary evaluation by African American women and girls of the First Lady's overall impact through several media, including original artwork and poetry. It also examines her political activities during and post-election 2016.

Palgrave MacMillan, 9783319924670, 307pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2018

About the Author

Michelle Duster is an author, speaker and educator who teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago, USA. She co-wrote, co-edited and contributed to eight other books. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, she earned her BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College and her MA in Media Studies from The New School. Paula Marie Seniors is an associate professor at Virginia Tech, USA, biographer of her family's legacy in Mae Mallory, the Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions: African American Women Radical Activists and award-winning author of Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Culture of Uplift, Identity and Politics in Black Musical Theater. Rose C. Thevenin was born and raised in Haiti and is an associate professor at Florida Memorial University, USA. She is co-founder of the Florida Africana Studies Consortium and former National Vice-Director of the Association of Black Women Historians. She is co-editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, and has won multiple awards and fellowships for scholarship, leadership and community service.