May She Rest In Peace: Black Centenarian Ann Nixon Cooper Dies

In her 107 years, Ann Cooper lived through the worst of segregation, watched Dr. King's dream move toward reality, cast her ballot for the first black president — and was mentioned in his victory speech. [Babble, Tampa Bay Times] » 12/22/09 10:45am 12/22/09 10:45am

As you may recall, in Obama's acceptance speech he told the incredible story of Ann Nixon Cooper. The 106-year-old got a tip from the Obama campaign and stayed up on Tuesday night to see her name mentioned by the President Elect. Cooper is a former Atlanta socialite who co-founded a Girls Club for African-American… » 11/06/08 11:20am 11/06/08 11:20am
Ann Nixon Cooper, 106 years old, remembers a time not long ago when she was barred from voting because of her race. This year, Cooper voted early » 10/20/08 3:20pm 10/20/08 3:20pm and hopes Barack Obama will be elected as the nation's first black president. "I ain't got time to die," she says. In the meantime, she watches and . She doesn't know the…