First Lady Michelle Obama says her life is proof of the American Dream. In her final commencement speech as First Lady of the Untied States at City College in New York on Friday (June 3). She told the graduates that their stories of hard work and determination and perseverance are similar to her own.
“It’s the story that I witness every single day,” the first lady said, “when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters — two beautiful black young women — head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States.”
Mrs. Obama reminded the graduates the importance of building a legacy.
“Their legacy is very much your legacy. And your inheritance. And don’t let anybody tell you differently. You are the living, breathing proof that the American dream endures in our time. It’s you.”
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