Georgia Vandals Knock Over Monument Dedicated to Michelle Obama’s Ancestor
In more news related to the apparent disrespect of the First Couple, police are investigating who knocked over the monument dedicated to Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, in Rex, Georgia.
Born in 1844, Melvinia Shields was born a slave and eventually settled in Georgia where she worked as a midwife, according to The Civil War in Georgia.
Some of the text on the monument read, “Her family would endure a five generation journey that began in oppression and would lead her decedent to become First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.”
The people of Rex are devestated. According to WSBTV,
Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said the monument company will have to lift the heavy stone to check for cracks after someone pushed it off the foundation block.
“It was our little source of pride because here we are in little old Rex, Georgia, and we had ties to the White House, so there’s pride in us for that,” Singleton said.
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