Michelle Obama Talks About Race and Success, and Makes It Personal

CHICAGO — She looked around and saw herself three decades ago, young and uncertain, from a part of town where success is a struggle, not a birthright. She knew what they had been through, what it was like to take the long way home to avoid gangs, what it was like when the family strained to make ends meet.

Read the full article and watch a selection of clips of the first lady’s recent speeches to young people around the country.