ATLANTA (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama was welcomed with
thunderous cheers and applause as she took the podium to deliver
the commencement address at a historically black women's college in
Her arrival Sunday at Spelman College took on the atmosphere of a homecoming as she stood before the graduates.
Most of the crowd were mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters or
female cousins -- all filling the 10,000-seat exhibit hall to see the first lady.
The 550 graduates swelled with pride upon her arrival and in watching her, saw a reflection of themselves and the epitome of the
successful, black career women many hope to become. Obama's
appearance was a coup for the 130-year-old school, which beat out
colleges across the country for the honor.
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