This letter was published in November
1, 2008 Ebony Magazine.
It is posted on BNET by Lesa L. McBride.
was in response to their article, “The Real Michelle Obama.”
August 17, 2008
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Re: Michelle Obama
Whom It May Concern:
It was a pleasure reading the article, “The Real Michelle
Obama.” By God’s design she has been thrust into the limelight. This woman of excellence is
more than Michelle Obama. Her start as Robinson influenced the greatness presented to the public today.
In reading about her, I cried. I saw inward and outward beauty. Looking
into her eyes, I saw honesty, God and true concern for mankind. Her strength as a woman, female, daughter
and sister was evident. As a friend, wife, mother and First Lady, you could not ask for more.
She is a woman of statute, who is elegant, poised, confident and comfortable in her skin. You could
not escape feeling as if you knew her and wanted her for your best friend. We can look up to her, especially
our daughters. She happens to be Black, but is an example of excellence for all. This is a lesson to all, that ordinary people are often extraordinary, but many fail to see them unless they are
thrust into the spotlight.
Ms. Alice Nixon-Barr