The Higher Education of the Black Woman Who May Be First Lady

Barack Obama, the first African American to head the Harvard Law Review, has emerged as Hillary Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. The candidate’s wife has stellar academic credentials of her own.

Michelle Robinson Obama is a native of Chicago. Her father worked for the city and she attended Chicago’s public schools. Michelle, who at nearly six feet tall looks like she could be a high-fashion model, is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University. She went on to Harvard Law School and took a position at the prestigious Chicago law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.