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By Ann Nixon Cooper

President-elect Barack Obama mirrored at the lifetime of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November four, 2008, singling her out of hundreds of thousands of citizens, he acknowledged, simply because she used to be “born only a iteration earlier slavery; a time while there have been no automobiles at the highway or planes within the sky, while anyone like her couldn’t vote for 2 reasons—because she used to be a lady and thanks to the colour of her skin.”

Energized via this history-making presidential crusade, Mrs. Cooper now stocks her tale, her existence ahead of the president referred to as her identify, in her personal voice, with the help of bestselling writer Karen Grigsby Bates.

Mrs. Cooper is the liked matriarch of a big and entire family members who reside in the course of the state, and a long-celebrated elder within the urban of Atlanta, Georgia, the place she raised her teenagers and has lived such a lot of her lengthy and amazing existence. She used to be born and raised in Bedford County, Tennessee, close to Nashville, on January nine, 1902. Her father was once a tenant farmer, and her mom labored at domestic, taking good care of the kids.

She met her husband, Dr. Albert Berry Cooper II, whereas he attended Meharry scientific collage in Nashville. They settled in his native land of Atlanta, the place he tested a winning perform in dentistry.

When president-elect Obama mentioned her in his speech, she grew to become a celeb, wanted by way of media from worldwide. In Mrs. Cooper’swords, “All of a unexpected, each person desired to talkto me. . . . It was once great they have been , I guess,but I wasn’t so delighted that media and ordinaryfolk have been performing as though the single fascinating factor I’d everdone was once vote for a black guy for president. . . .I’d had a existence sooner than CNN and the remainder ‘discovered’me.” and she or he goes to inform you approximately it.

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