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Story of Obama supporter aged 106

Barack Obama singled out the example of one woman in his victory speech as someone who embodied the spirit of his election win.

Ann Nixon Cooper, aged 106, was born when women and black people were not allowed to cast a vote.

She spoke to the BBC's Clive Myrie about the enormous changes she has witnessed during her lifetime.


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