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Ann Nixon Cooper craned her neck and leaned her head forward. On the television set across the room, Barack Obama moved forward and put his hand on the Bible.

At 107 years old, Cooper said she always believed she might live to see a black man sworn in as president of the United States.

"I had that in mind all the time -- all the time -- hoping for a great change that would happen in my day," she said, a charm necklace with a gold "107" around her neck.

"I was hoping that it would happen in my time."

This moment in history, she said, marks one of the greatest days of her event-filled life. Read full article »

CNN's Robert Johnson contributed to this report.

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