Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women & Girls

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Two-time Virginia Humanities residential Fellow and associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech, Paula Marie Seniors was an editor of the recently published collection of essays, poetry, and art, Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.

The 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.

The book, released by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2018, uses interdisciplinary evaluations through several media, including recipes like those of Suzannah Grace Sese-khalid Jones who contributed “Recipes for Michelle;” and poetry by artist/activist Verna Hampton who wrote the entry, “Michelle’s Arms.”

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