Slave's daughter who voted for Barack Obama dies aged 110

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Amanda Roberts Jones, a slave's daughter who lived to be 110 and voted for the first African-American US president, Barack Obama, has died, her family said.

Jones, who died on Thursday, earned attention across the United States after she mailed in her ballot for President-Elect Barack Obama in late October. When word of her vote spread, Jones was profiled on National Public Radio and ABC News.

Her granddaughter, Brenda Baker, said Jones had recently been admitted to hospital, but she was still preparing for a standing-room only birthday party Sunday afternoon. She celebrated her birthday on Dec 16.

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