Sunday, January 16, 2011

RIP Mississippi Winn, oldest living African-American dies at 113

Group: Oldest living African-American dies at 113:

Mississippi "Sweetie" Winn

The upbeat former domestic worker from Shreveport, known in the city as 'Sweetie,' died Friday afternoon at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, said Milton Carroll, an investigator with the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office. He said he could not release her cause of death.
Her parents were born before the end of the Civil War and were likely slaves. Again, I lament the fact loathsome brats get reality TV shows when we could be learning the stories of the oldest living humans.
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