105-Year-Old Black Graduate of Fisk University to Witness Obama Inauguration

Ella Mae Johnson was born in 1903. This week she celebrated her 105th birthday. But next Tuesday, as a guest of Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, she plans to attend the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States.

Johnson graduated from Fisk University in 1925. Three years later she earned a master’s degree from the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.