Meet Donella Wilson, a 107-year old woman who hasn’t stop voting since her first time in the early 1940.
Donella is one of South Carolina’s oldest voters and in her history, Donella’s parents were slaves in Calhoun County.
This will be Donella’s thirteenth time voting for a president and now in 2016, she’s proud to be voting again in another election.
“I never thought I would live to see a day like this,” Donella said. “I’m over a 100 years old!”
“We couldn’t spell vote,” Donella says. “We didn’t know what the word meant other that we had an opportunity to say something and cast a vote, praying as we go along that the vote could count to help us a Negro race.”
Donella also says, “I’m happy that I lived this long to see that we could voting and voting could be counted.”
When talking to Donella about being around to witness the first African-American President, Donella said, “OOOH, so proud and more thankful and proud cause thank God for it.”
Mrs. Donella is looking forward to seeing history being made again when she casted her vote for Hillary Clinton too. The idea of Hillary being “our first female President.”