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Michelle Obama To Honor Chicago Alma Mater



    The first lady this week will honor her Chicago alma mater's namesake.

    Michelle Obama, a proud graduate of Whitney Young High School, is scheduled to host a screening of a documentary about Young's life.

    The screening of "The Power Broker: Whitney Young's Fight For Civil Rights," is planned for 3:30 p.m. CT Tuesday in Washington with a live-stream offered at whitehouse.gov/live.

    The film chronicles Young's life from segregated Kentucky to leading the National Urban League. Young died in 1971.

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    Obama is one of several influential figures to emerge from the Chicago school, including movie directors, composers, professional sports starts and playwrights.