Michelle Obama surprises Wayne State students in visit to Motown Museum

Discussion about issues young men of color face

DETROIT – Michelle Obama's tour for her memoir "Becoming" stops in Detroit on Tuesday for a sold-out show at Little Caesar's Arena.

She made a stop at the Motown Museum to surprise young men from Wayne State University.

Actor and Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key and New York Knicks Vice President Craig Robinson spoke with 15 students at the Motown Museum about the issues they faced as young men of color.

"Being a first-generation college student, there's so much pressure on me and there's almost a fear of letting my family down," a student said.

"You're not going to be No. 1, but you're not going to be No. 1,000 either. As long as you're trying, you won't fail," Robinson said.

Then a guest the boys weren't expecting showed up. Watch the video above for their reaction.


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