As the nation praises Michelle Obama for her compelling and honest Tuskegee University commencement address, we’re looking back over our FLOTUS’ other inspiring speeches that continue to motivate us.
“Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” –Oregon…
ON BUILDING OURSELVES UP
“Our history provides us with a better story, a better blueprint for how we can win. It teaches us that when we pull ourselves out of those lowest emotional depths, and we channel our frustrations into studying and organizing and banding together—then we can build ourselves and our communities up.”– Tuskegee, 2015
ON WHERE YOU COME FROM
“Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. It won’t be easy, that’s for sure, but you have everything you need.” -Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, 2009