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Rachel L. Swarns - The Roots of All of Us (Episode #1609)

KQED World: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Michelle Obama's family saga is a remarkable American story-a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations. American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama traces the tale of Mrs. Obama's ancestors, a history that the First Lady did not even know herself. Rachel L. Swarns, a New York Times correspondent, brings into focus the First Lady's black, white, and multiracial forebears.

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