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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 was once “born only a new release prior slavery; a time while there have been no automobiles at the street or planes within the sky, while anyone like her couldn’t vote for 2 reasons—because she was once a girl and due to the colour of her skin.”

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

Mrs. Cooper is the loved matriarch of a big and complete family members who stay during the kingdom, and a long-celebrated elder within the urban of Atlanta, Georgia, the place she raised her little ones and has lived so much of her lengthy and amazing lifestyles. She was once 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 clinical university in Nashville. They settled in his homeland of Atlanta, the place he proven a winning perform in dentistry.

When president-elect Obama stated her in his speech, she turned a celeb, wanted by means of media from around the world. In Mrs. Cooper’swords, “All of a unexpected, everybody desired to talkto me. . . . It used to be great they have been , I guess,but I wasn’t so extremely joyful that media and ordinaryfolk have been appearing as though the one interesting factor I’d everdone was once vote for a black guy for president. . . .I’d had a existence earlier than CNN and the remainder ‘discovered’me.” and he or she goes to inform you approximately it.

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