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    Cinderella
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    106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by Cinderella on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:22 pm

    106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    http://www.wsbtv.com/politics/17909568/detail.html

    ATLANTA -- Tuesday night, President-elect Barack Obama shared the story of an Atlanta woman. Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old. Senator Obama called her just minutes before his first speech as President-elect.
    Ninety minutes before he walked into history, President-elect Obama was on the phone to Atlanta. Cooper was watching election coverage. Shed voted early for Sen. Obama and he was calling her to say thank you.
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    You dont have to call me back, but I just wanted you to know Im going to take your advice and keep smiling, said Obama on Coopers answering machine.
    Minutes later, with millions of others around the world, Cooper watched the acceptance speech and heard the 44th President speaking her name.
    Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old. She was born just a generation past slavery -- when someone like her couldnt vote for two reasons, because she was a woman and because of the color or her skin, Obama said Tuesday night during his speech. And tonight, I think about all that shes seen in her century in America the heartache and the hope. The struggle and the progress.
    Born on a Tennessee farm, she lived all her adult life in Atlanta. She was married for 67 years to a dentist. She was part of the elite black Atlanta social scene, entertaining the King family and others. But Tuesday was the first time a President has invoked her name.
    I knew it was coming so it was just something I looked forward to and I sat and watched, said Cooper.
    She has outlived her husband and all but one of her four children. She has lived the heartache of Americas sometimes painful history.
    One day, things are going to straighten up and there wont be anymore black and white, said Cooper.
    She said it never crossed her mind that she would live to see a black man elected president.
    The races are coming together more now than ever, more than I ever knew and thought about, said Cooper.
    Its a good bet that Cooper will be invited to the inauguration in Washington. Channel 2s Diana Davis asked her if she wanted to go and she said, No thanks. She said she would rather stay right here at home.
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by flash on Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:24 pm

    why is it always about race?

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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by twilight on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:15 pm

    yeah i know
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by g4 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:02 pm

    why do people vote b/c the color of their skin? people should vote for where they stand
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by incredible on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:14 pm

    they should, but most don't. at least not this year
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by Louis on Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:08 am

    thats true.....in the end it usually boils down to color. i am tired of hearing about it on the news. every night this week i have turned it on, they are interviewing some black person about it. i guess it is history
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by tube on Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:40 am

    history or not, i don't like it. i call it racism

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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by G3 on Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:13 pm

    well there are racists out there, that's really the majority of the votes, b/c of the color of skin
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by psp on Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:09 am

    maybe
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by windows7 on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:58 pm

    well there really isn't anything we can do, unless something just tries to like assassinate him when he gets into office

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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by uptime on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:11 pm

    i hope you aren't saying that you are going to try that
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by ipepsi on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:44 pm

    i hope that windows7 will obviously not try that
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by macmini on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:42 am

    surely he won't
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    Re: 106-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Receives Call From Obama

    Post by air on Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:35 pm

    you're being stupid

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