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Raised on the South Side

January 17, 1964

Mrs. Obama, then Michelle Robinson, grew up in a two-story house on Euclid Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore community, and attended elementary school down the street. Her father, Fraser, was a city pump operator and a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary at the Spiegel catalog, who later stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig.

A young Michelle Obama (née Robinson) with her brother Craig
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President and Ms.Obama sit with young sasha and malia in black and white.
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A young Michelle Obama (née Robinson) with her brother Craig

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Barack and Michelle Obama with their daughters, Sasha and Malia.