CAPE TOWN — First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent trip to South Africa has garnered international awareness and praise, bypassing controversial topics such as the question of whether or not the U.S. has done enough to end poverty and war on the continent.
Instead, Mrs. Obama managed to inspire South Africans, through relating to their story of struggle and the telling of her own.
Rohit Kachroo, from The Grio, highlights the success of the first lady’s trip to South Africa and the impact it made.
An excerpt reads:
A key moment was her meeting with Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. From their short time together, a tender image emerged of him reading to his guest. She seemed attentive. Here was a woman from a powerful country which has a painful racial past, pictured with the father of South African’s racial struggle. It was poignant; the image resonated in both countries.