Book Discussion on American Tapestry

Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s… read more

Rachel Swarns presents a genealogy of first lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial and is composed of those who fought in the American Revolution and Civil War and blacks who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discussed the first lady’s ancestry with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who showed some slides and also talked about parallels with his own ancestry. Ms. Swarns also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Hughes Auditorium at this “Word Rapport” program of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. close

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Book Discussion on American Tapestry

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 7, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2012

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  • Jul 07, 2012 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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