"San Francisco's first female streetcar driver; a woman who pushed for justice and education and equality; she wrote staggeringly beautiful poetry; Angelou spoke at least six languages; worked as a newspaper editor in Egypt and Ghana; from dropout to Dr. Angelou."
Elderly people from across the globe share their hopes and fears in a youth obsessed society
65: Father of six daughters, three of whom are married, said he is terribly afraid of the absolute misery that may descend on his family if he, the only earning member, loses his job as a rickshaw puller
75:'I'm not afraid of much but the thing that would upset me the most is if someone took away my car. I realize the day is coming as I continue to have birthdays that I won't be able to drive but that's my freedom.'
Older people engaged in life
Ann Nixon Cooper
Ann Nixon Cooper became famous after President-elect Barack Obama used her story on election night 2008 to talk about the country’s progress. Ann died in 2009 of “natural causes” at age 107. The secret to her long life, she said, was being cheerful. “I’ve always been a happy person, a giggling, and a wide-mouthed person.” She also kept fit — dancing the electric slide until age 103.
Ruth Frith aged 100 competes in the Throws Pentathlon during the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on October 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.