President Obama Mourns Death of Ann Nixon Cooper

Ann Nixon Cooper, the elderly Black woman who garnered national attention last year when then President-elect Barack Obama thanked her in his post-election acceptance speech, has passed away at age 107. Relatives say the Atlanta resident, who was born just one generation past slavery and voted for the first African-American President, died peacefully in her bed on Monday afternoon. U.S. Presidents occasionally say a word when the nation loses a renowned celebrity or other distinguished figure, and today President Obama remembered Cooper with a statement...


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