A monument to a distant ancestor of Michelle Obama that was born into slavery has been knocked over at its resting place outside Atlanta.
From the Associated Press
REX, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia are investigating after a monument dedicated to one of first lady Michelle Obama’s relatives was knocked over in suburban Atlanta.
Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton tells WSB-TV that a stone monument to Michelle Obama’s great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was pushed over and will need to be inspected for cracks. The report was aired Monday.
Officials say Shields was born into slavery in the mid-1800s and later settled in Rex, Ga., — about 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
Judging by this photo from WSB-TV, it clearly didn’t just fall over on its own.
It obviously requires great courage to lurk in the night and deface a monument to a slave from the 1800s because they’re related to the First Lady.