Michelle Obama's maternal roots also have a S.C. connection

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While we've known for some time that Michelle Obama's paternal roots stretch back to a slave plantation in Georgetown, it has recently been unveiled that her maternal roots also stretch to South Carolina, namely: Spartanburg.

The New York Times has a piece that offers the most current picture on the First Lady's family tree; read it here.

Meanwhile The Spartanburg Herald-Journal has more on the Spartanburg connection. And this Chicago Tribune article from last year delves into Obama's Georgetown connection