First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at ‘Celebrating Women of the Movement, an event honoring Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, February 20. Here, the First Lady introduces moderator Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine and the panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement — both past and present. Photo by Amanda Lucidon/The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama honors women in Civil Rights

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