ATLANTA — Ann Nixon Cooper, the Atlanta centenarian lauded by President Barack Obama in his election night speech last year, has died. She was 107.
Obama in his 2008 speech called Cooper an example of "the heartbreak and the hope" of the past century. He noted she was born at a time when women and blacks couldn't vote and lived to cast her ballot for the country's first black president.
In a statement Tuesday, Obama praised Cooper's life of...
"Im just thrilled to read about her tributes, trials and tribulations! Praise God that she was able to see President Obahma get elected into office! She has a beautiful smile! And seems to be an all around beautiful person inside and out!"
– Kakesha, No relation ,
OH, Dec 22, 2009
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