Among her maternal ancestors was her great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, a slave on Henry Walls Shields' 200-acre farm in Clayton County, Georgia. Shields, was biracial and born into slavery about 1860.
Based on DNA and other evidence, in 2012 researchers said his father was likely 20-year-old Charles Marion Shields, son of her master.
All four of her grandparents had multiracial ancestors, reflecting the complex history of the U.
S., but her extended family said that people did not talk about the era of slavery when they were growing up.
Michelle La Vaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, writer, and First Lady of the United States.