In honor of Black History Month, the White House has hosted a number of enthusiastic visitors to celebrate African-American history, but none have been so infectiously energetic as 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin. The D.C. resident has been campaigning to meet President Obama since 2014, and when her wish was finally granted, McLaurin could not contain herself.
Dear President Obama,
My name is Virginia McLaurin, I live in Washington DC. I was born in 1909. I’ve never met a President. I didnt think I would live to see a Colored President because I was born in the South and didn't think it would happen. I am so happy and I would love to meet you and your family if I could.
I remember the times before President Hoover.I remember when we didn't have any electricity. I had a kerosene lamp. I remember the first car model Ford. My husband was in the Army. I lost my husband in 1941. I've been in DC ever since. I was living here when Martin Luther King was killed.
I know you are a busy man, but I wish I could meet you. I would love to meet you. I could come to your house to make things easier. I pray to the Lord that I would be able to meet you one day.