Telling the story of Tuskegee University and relegating Booker T. Washington to a single anecdotal reference is a little like giving a speech about Menlo Park but only mentioning Thomas Edison in passing. 829 more words
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Seeing the Invisible: Thoughts that occur to you while standing in the rain for 3 hours at a track meet . . .
It took me a while, but I eventually noticed a pattern: It was the last of Christian’s track meets and I had just finished watching the closing races of the season. 959 more words
Times are tough all over and we don’t want to hear your gripes, especially if you’re the First Lady of the United States of America. Still, Michelle Obama took the occasion of Tuskegee University’s commencement ceremony to lament that nobody knows the troubles she’s seen. 641 more words
TUSKEGEE, AL (The Barbed Wire) – At a commencement speech over the weekend at Tuskegee University, this year’s college graduates had their dreams come true. They got to listen to Michelle Obama bitch about how hard life is for the rich and famous. 323 more words
Michelle Obama was in rare form during her commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, admitting to the graduates there has been a steep emotional toll being the country’s first black first lady. 413 more words