By Ann Nixon Cooper
Energized by means of this history-making presidential crusade, Mrs. Cooper now stocks her tale, her existence ahead of the president known as her identify, in her personal voice, with the help of bestselling writer Karen Grigsby Bates.
Mrs. Cooper is the loved matriarch of a big and finished kin who dwell through the state, and a long-celebrated elder within the urban of Atlanta, Georgia, the place she raised her kids and has lived such a lot of her lengthy and remarkable existence. She was once born and raised in Bedford County, Tennessee, close to Nashville, on January nine, 1902. Her father used to be a tenant farmer, and her mom labored at domestic, caring for the kids.
She met her husband, Dr. Albert Berry Cooper II, whereas he attended Meharry clinical collage in Nashville. They settled in his place of birth of Atlanta, the place he demonstrated a profitable perform in dentistry.
When president-elect Obama mentioned her in his speech, she turned a star, wanted by means of media from around the globe. In Mrs. Cooper’swords, “All of a unexpected, every person desired to talkto me. . . . It was once great they have been , I guess,but I wasn’t so overjoyed that media and ordinaryfolk have been appearing as though the one interesting factor I’d everdone used to be vote for a black guy for president. . . .I’d had a existence ahead of CNN and the remaining ‘discovered’me.” and he or she goes to inform you approximately it.
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A Century and Some Change: My Life Before the President Called My Name by Ann Nixon Cooper