Among the prominent people who spoke, it was First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech on Tuesday night that was the real standout. Obama’s address, which was widely celebrated, was by far one of the most brilliant speeches ever delivered on the convention stage. Her delivery, both honest and remarkably powerful, spoke to the experiences of parenthood, leadership and race and how the three intersect in her world as the nation’s first Black FLOTUS.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent Black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” she said in a powerfully honest and riveting statement.

As the most powerful Black woman in the nation, Obama’s speech held special meaning to Black women everywhere who look up to her excellence and wisdom. Her empowering calls for change and celebration of womanhood was a moment that was praised by people across the country who connected with her message and celebrated all that she stands for.

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