First Lady Michelle Obama has shared a heartwarming photo from her childhood apartment on Chicago’s South Side, providing an emotional glimpse into her past and the first steps she took towards becoming one of the most celebrated women in the world.
Obamas’ First Home
In honor of Black History Month, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared a heartwarming photo and story from her childhood apartment on Instagram. Mrs. Obama grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, and she lived in this apartment with her parents and older brother during her early childhood. The Obamas’ first home was small, but it was filled with love. Michelle’s parents instilled in her the importance of education, hard work, and giving back to the community. Seeing this photo and hearing this story reminds us that every journey starts with just one step. Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for sharing your story with us!
The Obamas Are Returning To Chicago
It was announced today that the Obamas are returning to Chicago. They will be moving into a high-rise apartment in the city’s South Side. The news comes as a surprise to many, as the couple had previously said they would be staying in Washington, D.C. after leaving the White House. However, it is clear that the Obamas have a deep love for their hometown of Chicago. In a recent Instagram post, Michelle Obama shared a heartwarming photo of her childhood apartment on the South Side. She captioned the photo with a sweet story about growing up in the city. It’s clear that the Obamas are excited to return home and we can’t wait to see what they do next!
The Obamas Will Remain in Washington, D.C., Until Sasha Grads from High School
In a recent interview, President Barack Obama shared that he and Michelle have decided to remain in Washington, D.C., until their youngest daughter, Sasha, graduates from high school. We’re going to have to stay a couple of extra years, he said. Sasha will graduate [from Sidwell Friends School], so we’ll have to make sure that she is settled before we leave. The Obamas have lived in the D.C. area for over two decades now, first moving there when Barack was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2005. They moved into the White House in 2009, and Sasha was born just a few months later.
Moving Back to Chicago
I’m so excited to be moving back to my hometown of Chicago! I’m especially excited to be moving into my childhood apartment. It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve lived there, and it’s going to be so strange but wonderful to be living in the same place where I grew up. I have so many memories of this apartment, and I can’t wait to create new ones. My sister and I shared a room on the top floor with hardwood floors we loved so much that we would fight over who got to sleep on them. In fact, when my father moved out, he replaced the carpeting with hardwood floors. He was always doing things like that for us—he loved his girls dearly and wanted us to feel at home in our own space. My dad installed a TV antenna so we could watch Walter Cronkite as well as cartoons on Saturday mornings.
Old Irving Park Family Home is Up for Sale
The apartment that the Obama family lived in during Michelle’s childhood is up for sale. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is located in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Michelle’s father, Fraser Robinson III, bought the apartment in 1970 for $16,500. It was there that Fraser and his wife Marian raised their two daughters. In a recent post on Instagram, Michelle shared a photo of herself as a young girl standing in front of the apartment building. She captioned the photo with a heartwarming story about her father.