Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to lead female celebrity dodgeball team in 'Late Late Show' face-off Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts MORE surprised some Detroit college students on Tuesday, appearing at the Motown Museum for a roundtable discussion on education.

Students greeted Obama with applause and surprise as she entered the room, where activist and Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key was moderating the discussion with young men of color.

The event was organized through Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, but the students in attendance apparently did not know the former first lady would be there, according to The Associated Press.


“This was supposed to be for boys only,” Michelle’s brother Craig Robinson said as he took the stage.

Obama participated in the discussion and listened to the group outline their experiences in school and life as men of color.

Obama was in Detroit for her book tour in support of her best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” Obama has a larger event planned Tuesday night at the Little Caesars Arena, a much larger venue that hosts the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings.

Obama’s publisher, Penguin Random House, said her book is the best-selling book of 2018.