One of the things that excites me about the possibilities for this Tuesday’s election is the unexpected pleasure of the US electing an African American. It’s not something I ever expected to see in my lifetime. Imagine how this woman feels.
Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country’s first black presidential nominee.