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Annie Mae Rosemond, 105


Annie Mae Rosemond, 105, wears her "I Voted" sticker after casting her vote at the YWCA in Greenville, South Carolina .  I just had to post this photo, as it is one of the most moving images I’ve ever seen.

Annie Mae was born under Jim Crow laws. That same year W.E.B DuBois, one of America’s most important intellectuals, published The Souls of Black Folk, explaining that the colorline is the  problem of the 20th century. 105 years later, Annie Mae cast her ballot for the first black president. Res Ipsa Loquitur.

Anita Thompson

p.s. The photo was taken by Mary Ann Chastain for the Associated Press.

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