As we already know, President Barack Obama is married to an amazing Black woman, in fact, Michelle Obama is just an amazing woman or let’s just say she is an amazing person. Either way, it’s only right that the POTUS used his keynote speech at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Phoenix Awards, to uplift Black women and to speak about the disadvantages Black women face such as being stuck in minimum wage jobs, higher rates of illness and facing higher rates of incarceration than other women.
“Women were the foot soldiers. They strategized boycotts. Organized marches,” he said. “All of us are the beneficiaries of a long line of strong black women who helped carry our country. It’s thanks to black women that we’ve come a long way since the days when a girl like Ruby Bridges couldn’t go to school…Black women have been a part of every great movement in American history. Even if they weren’t always given a voice.”
Barack Obama definitely gave Black women a voice on Saturday and he even gave his wife a shout out in the process. Check out the clip below to see a portion of what the POTUS had to say.