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Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. (Photo JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about how her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago informed her life of public service during a conversation with poet Elizabeth Alexander on the second day of the Obama Foundation’s civic leadership summit in Chicago Wednesday.

Former President Barack Obama hosted big names in the first day of the summit, with Prince Harry, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mellody Hobson and others among the high-profile guests at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The Obama Foundation invited more than 500 community leaders and organizers to the two-day summit, the focus of which is to expand ideas between them, improve them and bring them home. About 100 people from Chicago are part of the discussion.

The summit will conclude with a concert headlined by Chance the Rapper at the Wintrust Arena Wednesday night.