Michelle Obama shared a rare throwback photo of herself as a child on Instagram on Thursday when she announced that the third Obama summit will take place in her hometown of Chicago.
The 55-year-old ex-first lady became nostalgic as she thought about growing up on the south side of Chicago, not far from where the Obama Foundation will organize its summit on October 29 this year.
In the photo she posted, she sees a young Pigtailed Michelle grinning while posing outside with her big brother Craig.
What a sweetheart! Michelle Obama shared a rare throwback photo of herself as a child on Thursday with her big brother Craig on Instagram
We've come a long way: Mrs. Obama, 55, was thinking about growing up on the south side of Chicago with her brother, now 57
Friends forever: he brother and sister are still close (pictured in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention)
The two photogenic appear to be dressed for fall in the photo, which was probably taken in the late 60s & 60s – decades before Mrs. Obama grew up as first lady, and her brother Craig, now 57, would become vice-president for player and organizational development for the New York Knicks, as he is today.
Mrs. Obama also sent the photo to subscribers on the Obama Foundation's email list, along with a message.
& # 39; Thinking back to some of the earliest days of my childhood, I remember moments like this – my brother Craig and I, smiling outside on the south side of Chicago, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; It was there, in a diverse and changing neighborhood, that I started a journey that took me to institutions that I could never have imagined at that age. It is the place that has made me who I am.
& # 39; I am thinking of my neighborhood, because in a few weeks Barack and I will join South Side and the rest of the world changemakers for our third Obama Foundation Summit. It will take place on October 28 and 29, and we will stream live on obama.org, she continued.
Flashback: She and Craig have shared a few photos of themselves as children, including this one
Looking back: she wrote quite a bit about her childhood in her memoir, Becoming
"Looking back on such photos, I notice how much of the south side I have with me today," she explained.
& # 39; We will hear stories from authors and artists, celebrities, and leaders, about how the places they've been have made them the people they've become. And you'll hear how Chicago has affected both Barack and me – and how we hope the Obama Presidential Center will help shape the journeys of others. & # 39;
She said this year's theme would be & # 39; places reveal our goal & # 39; especially for Mrs. Obama.
& # 39; Looking back on such photos, I notice how much I still have with me on the south side today, & # 39; she explained.
& # 39; It was the place where Craig and I developed our competitive advantage, boxing in the kitchen, and playing in the neighborhood parks. It is where we cycled down the street and spent the summers with friends of all backgrounds – before white flight seized and began to reform our community.
& # 39; And there, on the second floor of a modest stone bungalow, I saw my parents raise their children with integrity, dignity, and purpose – values that I carry with me every day. & # 39;
Available soon! Mrs. Obama also announced the third annual Obama Foundation Summit, to be held in Chicago on October 29 (shown in 2017)
In the e-mail – which has since been published on the foundation website – and on Instagram, the former first lady also encouraged others to share the stories of the places that formed them.
& # 39; We will offer entries on obama.org and at the top so that guests can witness the stories of people like you who help support the Obama Foundation and make our work possible & # 39 ;, she concluded.
The summit, which streams live online, is attended by Mrs. Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama.
There will also be participants in the & # 39; s programs of the Obama Foundation, including Obama Foundation Fellows, Scholars, Africa Leaders, Community Leadership Corps members and representatives of the Girls Opportunity Alliance and My Brother & # 39; s Keeper Alliance communities .
& # 39; We are organizing the summit in our backyard, Chicago, the place where the story of the Obamas began and the future home of the Obama Presidential Center and Museum & # 39 ;, said CEO David Simas in a press release.
"By anchoring the top in the power of place, the foundation will raise the idea that the community of a person is their goal and guides them to do meaningful and impactful work."
Prince Harry attended the first Obama Foundation Summit, which was held in 2017.
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