Rachel Swarns appears in the following:
Thursday, July 05, 2012
New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses her book about the ancestry of Michelle Obama, illuminating the complexity of racial intermingling in a changing nation.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
New York Times reporter Rachel Swarns has followed Michelle Obama's journey all the way back to through her ancestry. Swarns' new book "American Tapestry" explores the first lady's surprising genealogy.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
How far back in your family tree can you go? Most people draw blanks if asked to go farther back than their great-grandparents. Our two guests, Rachel Swarns, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and Megan Smolenyak, a genealogist, were able to discover details about Michelle Obama's ancestry that even the first lady didn't know.
For more, read Rachel Swarns' and Jodi Kantor's article, "In First Lady’s Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery," in The New York Times.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Read more in Rachel's article, Michelle Obama’s Agenda Includes Healthful Eating in the New York Times.