109-Year-Old Daughter of a Slave Votes for Obama

Posted: October 29, 2008 in 2008 Elections, Barack Obama
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This is an amazing story, not just for her longevity but because she lived through nearly every major civil rights milestone for African Americans in modern history. And if Obama wins the presidency next week, she will be one of the few, if not the only, voters with such an immediate generational tie to slavery to have the opportunity to vote for the country’s first African American president.


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