The First Lady Meets With Desmond Tutu

The First Lady Meets With Desmond Tutu

Michelle Obama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu did push-ups together and encouraged young people to engage in healthy behavior.

Published June 23, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama and her family spent time with yet another historic South African figure Thursday afternoon. This time it was Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. But the first lady and the cleric didn’t have a deep conversation about the religions of the world or some other cerebral topic. But the pair did show off their physical prowess by doing some push-ups with young South Africans at the city’s soccer stadium. The purpose of the meeting was to spread the word about HIV/AIDS and encourage young people to stay healthy through sports.

On Friday, Obama and her family will travel to Botswana for the last leg of their African journey. Can you say safari?

Check out for daily updates from the first lady’s trip. Twitter users will be able to track updates about the first lady’s experiences and interact with others who are following the trip with the hashtag #youngafrica.


(Photo: AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Written by Joyce Jones


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