NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: First Lady Michelle Obama receives an honorary degree and gives the commencement speech at The City College of New York on June 3, 2016 in New York City.

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FLOTUS moved the City College of New York commencement crowd with an exceptional speech on legacy and inheritance. 

Sydney Scott
Jun, 06, 2016

Michelle Obama definitely gave one of the most powerful commencement speeches of the season when she told the graduates of City College of New York what it's really like to wake up in the White House every morning.

"It's the story I witness every single day when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters -- two beautiful, black young women -- head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the President of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here to America for the same reasons as many of you: to get an education and improve his prospects in life."

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Telling the story of Obama's father, the First Lady reminded grads of their journey and the work they'd done to get where they are and what the future holds.

"While I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day, all of you are very much the fruits of their vision. Their legacy is very much your legacy and your inheritance. And don’t let anybody tell you differently. You are the living, breathing proof that the American Dream endures in our time. It’s you."

After that speech, we're sure the class of 2016 has been inspired to do some amazing things.

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