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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 thousands of citizens, he acknowledged, simply because she used to be “born only a new release previous 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 sooner than the president known as her identify, in her personal voice, with the help of bestselling writer Karen Grigsby Bates.

Mrs. Cooper is the cherished matriarch of a giant and entire family members who dwell during the state, and a long-celebrated elder within the urban of Atlanta, Georgia, the place she raised her youngsters and has lived such a lot of her lengthy and striking existence. She was once born and raised in Bedford County, Tennessee, close to Nashville, on January nine, 1902. Her father used to be a tenant farmer, and her mom labored at domestic, caring for 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 verified a winning perform in dentistry.

When president-elect Obama stated her in his speech, she grew to become a celeb, wanted through media from world wide. In Mrs. Cooper’swords, “All of a unexpected, all people 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 single fascinating factor I’d everdone used to be vote for a black guy for president. . . .I’d had a existence ahead of CNN and the remainder ‘discovered’me.” and she or he goes to inform you approximately it.

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