How Michelle Obama Became the Most Beloved Black Woman in America: A Look at Our Forever FLOTUS Before “Becoming”

Filed under Academic, Events on March 11, 2019.
March 19, 2019, 4:30 pm Ustler Hall Atrium followed by book signing and reception
How, in the course of a few short months, did Michelle Obama journey from being the presidential candidate’s wife who much of the media dismissed as the reason that her husband wouldn’t be elected president, to being one of the most beloved First Ladies in American history? In tonight’s event Ralina L. Joseph will explore the idea that our Forever First Lady performed the magic trick of “strategic ambiguity,” a theory she proposes in her new book, Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity.

The event with Ralina Joseph is March 19, 2019, 4:30 p.m. in Ustler Hall Atrium followed by book signing and reception.

How, in the course of a few short months, did Michelle Obama journey from being the presidential candidate’s wife who much of the media dismissed as the reason that her husband wouldn’t be elected president, to being one of the most beloved First Ladies in American history? In tonight’s event Ralina L. Joseph will explore the idea that our Forever First Lady performed the magic trick of “strategic ambiguity,” a theory she proposes in her new book, Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity.

Learn more at https://intersections.humanities.ufl.edu/upcoming_events/how-michelle-obama-became-the-most-beloved-black-woman-in-america-a-look-at-our-forever-flotus-before-becoming-with-ralina-joseph/