Michelle Obama begins her speech at the Democratic National Convention with a joke about her brother, Craig Robinson, who introduced his sister on the stage to deliver her speech. She then mentions the moment when her husband, Barack Obama, started his campaign to run for President of the US 19 months prior to the speech.

Michelle Obama moves on to talk about her working-class family background, as well as about her husband’s. She talks about the sacrifices that both her family and Barack Obama’s family made for their children and about the values that inspired them to influence future generations. She also mentions that these values were what inspired her husband to work in impoverished communities instead of choosing a job on Wall Street.

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