Isabella Moore: African-American woman who worked as a teacher and principal turns 102 years old

  • An African-American woman who recently attained 102 years marked the special day with her children at home
  • Isabella Moore has lived many historic moments in the United States, including the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The children of the centenarian have described having their mother still around as a ”blessing” they sorely cherish

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Isabella Moore, a native of the Powderly community in Birmingham in the United States of America, marked her 102nd birthday at home with her children.

The mother of six enjoys watching her favourite television shows and spending time with her family.

Moore has more than 20 descendants, including her children, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

African-American woman turns 102.
Photo of Isabella Moore.
Credit: Fred Davenport
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In a recent video, she recalled when she used to work as a school teacher and principal.

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”I used to teach at a school … I had lived with all my six kids. Prayed to God, thanking him for protecting them from seen and unseen danger,” she said.

Her children, whose father died at 88, described having their mom still around as a blessing they don’t take for granted.

”We love our mother. We are thankful for her to be here with us, especially living at age 102. So that is where I long to be. I want longevity in my life as well,” one of her children said.

Watch the video below:

African-American Woman at 102

In a similar story, Briefly News reported that a Black-American woman who turned 102 years in August marked the special day with her extended family and friends at home.

Esther Lee Lyles Wilson has lived many momentous events in the United States – from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement and many others.

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