Thanks to the research of author Rachel L. Swarns, Michelle Obama´s roots to the Civil War era could be revealed.
The new book "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama" claims that Obama´s ancestors were Georgia slave owners. Joan Tribble, 69 of Georgia was found to be one of Obama´s distant cousins.
According to The New York Times, Obama knew about her white ancestors. Swarns says the First Lady has white relaties in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas and elsewhere.