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Virginia McLaurin was 104, when she was honored for working 40 hours a week working with students with severe mental and physical challenges. At the time, she had one wish: She wanted to meet the nation’s first black president.
She was invited to attend a celebration at the White House for Black History Month.
“I thought I would never live to get in the White House, and I tell you, I am so happy. A black president. A black wife. And I’m here to celebrate black history,” she said.
About the blogger
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.