Michelle Obama will give the White House's weekly radio address to demand justice for Boko Haram kidnap victims
A weekly address fro a first lady instead of a president is unusual but not unprecedented
Laura Bush delivered the Saturday radio address in late 2001, denouncing the treatment of women in Afghanistan
Mrs. Obama's brief speech will be about Americans' outrage after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of young girls in Nigeria
The White House confirmed Friday afternoon that the speech will air
Michelle Obama will be in New Orleans on Saturday, speaking at the graduation ceremony of Dillard University, a historically black college
By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
Published: 16:26 EST, 9 May 2014 | Updated: 17:29 EST, 9 May 2014
President Barack Obama is punting his administration's outrage over Nigerian terror group Boko Haram's violence to his wife Michelle, giving her the duty of delivering the White House's weekly radio address on Saturday.
The move is an unusual one but not unprecedented: Laura Bush gave a similar address in 2001 when she was first lady, denouncing the treatment of women in Afghanistan.
Mrs. Obama has also joined the president in a few radio addresses, but Saturday will mark her first solo appearance. She will also reportedly include a Mother's Day message.
Boko Haram, whose name is a native translation of the phrase 'Western education is sinful,' is responsible for numerous mass-slaughter bombings and kidnapped hundreds of young girls in April.