Despite her diminutive size, 106 year old Virginia McLaurin claims to be President Obama’s biggest fan. When the delightful little lady met the President and his first lady as part of Black History month Celebrations she literally danced for joy.
McLaurin sent a petition to the White House asking to meet the “first black President” and his “black wife”. McLaurin, born in 1909 was ecstatic to meet the first black President that she latched onto both Pres and Mrs. Obama’s hands with an iron clad grip.
She thought that a Black President was something she would never see in her lifetime. Her original petition was sent in 2014, followed by a video petition on YouTube in December of the same year. When asked what she wanted to do at the White House the spunky centenarian declared “I’m here to celebrate black history” The White House plans events throughout the month of February to honor black Americans past and present who have helped to shape the US!