Michelle Obama has become “America’s conscience, role model, and mother in chief” (vogue). Throughout her life she has strived to be the best version of herself, while never forgetting the fight her great-grandparents went through to give her the opportunities that she has today. Michelle's great-grandparents were both born into slavery. In 1844 her great grandmother Melvina Shields McGruder was born into slavery in a plantation in South Carolina. 6 years later she was sold for $475 to a plantation in Georgia. It was there she have birth to a son Dolphus Shields who would later move to Alabama. Three generations later Marian Shields and Fraser Robinson III gave birth to Michelle.
A few years later when her husband came to her and told her he was thinking about running for president her first thought was how this would affect their family. Despite her initial worries she stood behind her husband and supported him throughout his campaign. With his victory, she became the first lady and wife to the 44th president of the United States. It was really once Barack became President that Michelle focused on making a positive difference in the world taking on tough topics like obesity and the gender gap.