The Nantucket Project - the annual gathering of thinkers, visionaries, and performers - is bringing former First Lady Michelle Obama to the island for the event in October.
"Michelle Obama will headline a group of national leaders as TNP addresses the great partisan divide in America today," organizers said in the announcement of Obama's addition to the TNP lineup. "Speakers from both sides of the aisle will include Fox News commentators Laura Ingraham and Juan Williams, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, actress Jennifer Lawrence, American documentarian Ken Burns and other luminaries to be announced later."
Obama rose to prominence as the first African-American First Lady in U.S. history and found her voice after leaving the White House as a campaigner and bestselling author. The TNP organizers believe Obama "will bring a unique perspective as to what unites and what divides America today. Obama will also share personal insights related to her 2018 memoir, 'Becoming,' relative to her self-discovery and path to overcoming personal fears.."
This year’s themes for TNP are pluralism and bipartisanship. To reinforce the importance of those themes and the October event, TNP is partnering with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.