Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ann Nixon Cooper

"Things are changing, changing, changing, and I look for more change now that it's the first black president in victory of faith over fear," the 106-year-old Atlantan told a reporter.

"Don't you know, that's quite something to be proud of."

During his speech in Chicago, Illinois, Obama noted that Cooper has had a front-row seat on the kind of change that became the campaign mantra that helped him sweep to victory in Tuesday's election.

Cooper was born in 1902, Obama noted, "just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons -- because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.

She has recently overcome two heart attacks and other medical issues. However, she managed to come out and show her support for change.

We have overcome in America with this election. Ann Nixon Cooper could be your grandmother or mine, yesterdays she saw her dream come true.

Source: CNN NEWS

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