“Chicago made me who I am”

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    Former First Lady, Michelle Obama has posted an adorable photo of herself as a little girl in a tribute to the South Side community, where she grew up. 

    “Chicago made me who I am. I wanted to pay tribute to the South Side community that poured so much love into me from the very beginning, so I wrote this letter to The Chicago Defender. I hope you’ll read it #IAmBecoming” she captioned the post. Read her tribute below.

    In the summer of 1975, Dr. Joseph A. Lavizzo, Jr., the principal at Bryn Mawr Elementary School in South Shore at the time, wrote a letter to this newspaper. In it, he…



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