By Ann Nixon Cooper
Energized by way of this history-making presidential crusade, Mrs. Cooper now stocks her tale, her lifestyles prior to the president referred to as her identify, in her personal voice, with the help of bestselling writer Karen Grigsby Bates.
Mrs. Cooper is the cherished matriarch of a big and complete relations who reside during the state, and a long-celebrated elder within the urban of Atlanta, Georgia, the place she raised her teenagers and has lived such a lot of her lengthy and striking existence. She used to be born and raised in Bedford County, Tennessee, close to Nashville, on January nine, 1902. Her father was once a tenant farmer, and her mom labored at domestic, taking good care of the youngsters.
She met her husband, Dr. Albert Berry Cooper II, whereas he attended Meharry scientific university in Nashville. They settled in his place of origin of Atlanta, the place he confirmed a profitable perform in dentistry.
When president-elect Obama mentioned her in his speech, she turned a celeb, wanted by way of media from world wide. In Mrs. Cooper’swords, “All of a unexpected, each person desired to talkto me. . . . It was once great they have been , I guess,but I wasn’t so delighted that media and ordinaryfolk have been appearing as though the single interesting factor I’d everdone was once 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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