Oldest African-American Person Alive Dies at 113

She was born in 1899.

oldest black person louisiana hinesLouisiana Hines, born in April 1899, died at the age of 113 late last week.

The Detroit resident died last Friday and had the distinction of being one of the oldest people in the world.

“She would talk about being an obedient child, and her mother telling her an obedient child would live a long life. She always tried to be an obedient child to her mother and God,” says her granddaughter, Darlene House.

Hines worked as a riveter during World War II, raised three children and owned a beauty shop.

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