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Michelle Obama's long journey to the White House is a story spanning five generations

Michelle Obama's long journey to the White House is a story spanning five generations Former First Lady Michelle Obama's family sure has come a long way in five generations.American filmmaker and Selma director Ava DuVernay shared a compelling tweet paying tribute to the former First Lady's great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia "Mattie" Shields McGruder, who was born a slave in South Carolina in 1844.