“At 109, Slave’s Daughter Revels In Historic Vote”

No matter how you voted, I think this article is a beautiful story for not only black Americans but all of us.

jonesgranddaughter_200“Along a rural highway in central Texas sits a small white house with some cows grazing out back and a wheelchair ramp leading to the front screen door. Inside that house lives Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a slave. No one in her family, least of all Jones, thought she would live long enough to vote for the man who is to become the first black president…[more]”


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Good article.
Appreciated this line:
“Jones is the living link between the time when black men were owned as property and the time when a black man has been elected president of the United States.”

Comment by Tim

In speaking of a slave’s daughter, the very last black slave in the United States, was Sylvester Magee. He lived to be 130 years old and he does not know how to read and he was born in a place that does not exist anymore, called Carpet, North Carolina.

Comment by V.E.G.

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