[PICS] #YoungAfrica: Follow Michelle Obama’s Trip To South Africa

Photo: First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Malia and Sasha (with South African flag wrapped around her) and mother Marian Robinson arrive in Pretoria, South Africa. (Getty Images)

@MTVbaseAfrica is live-tweeting First Lady Michelle Obama’s youth empowerment trip to Africa this week, starting with today’s stop at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Check out pics from the tour:

All pictures provided by Selae Thobakgale of MTV Base.

(Above) The First Lady arrives at the South African Apartheid Museum. Apartheid was a period of racial segregation enforced by law in South Africa from the 1940s to the 1990s. Citizens were classified into four groups–”white”, “black”, “coloured” and “Asian”–that often led to violence and nonwhite groups being subjected to limited employment, housing and schooling options.

(Above) Mrs. Obama and the first daughters, Sasha and Malia, take a closer look at one of the museum’s exhibits.

(Below) The White House traveling press anxiously awaits the First Lady’s arrival to a meet and greet with young South African leaders.

(Below) Michelle Obama welcomes the young activists in the room, saying, “I’m proud and honored to be in your presence,” then poses for a picture with the group.

Mrs. Obama will remain in South Africa through this Thursday (June 23) and then travel to Gaborone, Botswana, until Sunday. You can follow her trip on whitehouse.gov or via the hastag #youngafrica.

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Follow the First Lady's trip on whitehouse.gov.