Tue., December 22, 2009 8:30am (EST)

Atlanta Centenarian Dies
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —   The Atlanta centenarian who President Barack Obama spoke of in his Election Night speech has died. Ann Nixon Cooper was 107.

Obama called Cooper an example of "the heartbreak and the hope," noting she'd lived long enough to remember when black people weren't able to vote and was able to vote for the country's first black president.



Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young says Cooper had a legendary vibrancy.

Cooper would have turned 108 early next month.