Timeline: Michelle Obama

Prestigious degrees from Princeton and Harvard followed a modest upbringing.

Michelle Obama's Life in Pictures

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Michelle Obama is shown in a photo from her grade school years. She attended public schools in Chicago and lived on the South Side, where her own daughters were eventually born.

Learn more about potential first lady Michelle Obama this Friday on "20/20" as Diane Sawyer anchors "Portrait of a President" at 10 p.m. ET. (Courtesy of Obama for America)
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