Hi GirlMoguls – it’s Daisy, with this week’s White House Round Up.
First Mom Michelle Obama joined other women in Washington to help unveil a bust of Sojourner Truth, a 19th-century former slave, abolitionist and women’s rights crusader. Sojourner Truth is the first African American women to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol. It appears that Malia and Sasha were at school, so the First Lady was joined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and actress Cicely Tyson, who re-enacted Sojourner’s most famous speech, from 1851, where she declared women’s equality to men by saying: “Look at me! Look at my arms! I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns. And no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman?”
The First Family also hosted children form the Children’s Miracle Network at the White House. The young ambassadors got a tour AND a chance to play on Malia and Sasha’s NEW playground. How cool is that?
First Lady Michelle Obama also got to appear on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird and some talking vegetables. Mrs. Obama stressed the importance of good nutrition and said that being on the Sesame Street has been her favorite thing to do since being First Lady.
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