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By Ann Nixon Cooper

ISBN-10: 1439158878

ISBN-13: 9781439158876

ISBN-10: 1476786356

ISBN-13: 9781476786353

President-elect Barack Obama mirrored at the lifetime of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November four, 2008, singling her out of thousands of electorate, he stated, simply because she used to be “born only a new release previous slavery; a time whilst there have been no vehicles at the street or planes within the sky, while an individual like her couldn’t vote for 2 reasons—because she used to be a lady and due to the colour of her skin.”

Energized through this history-making presidential crusade, Mrs. Cooper now stocks her tale, her existence earlier than the president known 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 complete relations who stay in the course of 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 awesome lifestyles. She used to be 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, taking good care of the kids.

She met her husband, Dr. Albert Berry Cooper II, whereas he attended Meharry clinical collage in Nashville. They settled in his homeland of Atlanta, the place he demonstrated a profitable perform in dentistry.

When president-elect Obama spoke of her in his speech, she turned a star, wanted by means 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 overjoyed that media and ordinaryfolk have been appearing as though the single interesting factor I’d everdone used to be 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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