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Date: 2012-06-25
Article Title: First Lady Michelle Obama to Give Keynote at AME General Conference on June 28
Article: First Lady Michelle Obama will address members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) at the denomination’s General Conference on June 28 in Nashville. Obama will deliver the keynote address to the 49th Session of the General Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
  During the event, Obama is expected to speak on many issues, including the state of the economy among other issues to bring insight to voters since 2012 marks another election year.
  The first African American First Lady, Obama, who was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama.
  She began her education in the public schools of Chicago. After high school, her educational studies included an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago to work at the law firm Sidley Austin. While there, she met and mentored little known Barack Obama.
  Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha As the wife of a Senator, and later, the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition and healthy eating
  As thousands are expected to converge at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center to hear the prestigious keynote, this will also mark an important year for the AME church. The African Methodist Episcopal Church has membership in twenty Episcopal Districts in thirty-nine countries on five continents. The work of the Church is administered by twenty-one active bishops, and nine General Officers who manage the departments of the Church.
  For information regarding the conference, contact the office of Bishop McKenzie (Linnie Davis at 615-242-6814).