Oldest living African-American dies at 113

Mississippi Winn poses for a photo for archival purposes by Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group Monday July 19, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office confirms that Mississippi Winn died Friday afternoon Jan. 14, 2011 at age 113 at a nursing home in Shreveport. Winn is believed to have been the oldest living African-American in the U.S. and the seventh oldest living person. Young says Winn was one of two known people in the U.S. whose parents were almost certainly born into slavery because documents show they were born before the end of the Civil War, though her great-niece Mary C. Hollins says Winn never acknowledged that. (AP Photo/Robert Young)

January 15, 2011 2:35:12 PM PST
When she turned 113, Mississippi Winn could still stand up on her own and never thought her age was a detriment to her life.

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