During a speech to young Africans on Wednesday First Lady Michelle Obama said that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins.
MICHELLE OBAMA: As an African-American woman, this conversation is deeply personal to me. The roots of my family tree are in Africa. As you know my husband's father was born and raised in Kenya. Members of our extended family still live there. I have had the pleasure of traveling to Africa a number of times over the years, including four trips as First Lady. And I've brought my mother and my daughters along with me whenever I can. So believe me, the blood of Africa runs through my veins and I care deeply about Africa's future.