So Sad: Monument for Michelle Obama’s Ancestor Knocked Over

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If you think that racism is dead and gone in America, it’s not.  You get a black president and first lady, and it seems that the world has lost its mind.  The Obamas are not perfect politicians, but they have endured some of the worst kinds of hatred that any of us have ever seen.  It’s sad too, since the bigots who hate them don’t even know why they do. 

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton tells WSB-TV that a stone monument to Michelle Obama’s great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was pushed over and will need to be inspected for cracks. The report was aired Monday.

Officials say Shields was born into slavery in the mid-1800s and later settled in Rex, Ga., — about 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Officials say the monument was installed about a year ago, and the county commission organized a celebration later this month to recognize Shields’ connection to the White House.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the monument was toppled.



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