Lucy Terrell Hannah is the second oldest supercentenarian on record - after Sarah Knauss (1880 - 1999).
Hannah is also the oldest African American since records begun. Her age at death was 117 years and 248 days - eighteen days older than the world no 4, Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880 - 1998).
Hannah was born on July 16, 1875 in Alabama under the name of Lucy Terrell; she moved north to escape the racial prejudice endemic to the deep South. Lucy Hannah died in Detroit, Michigan. on March 21, 1993.
Lucy Hannah (Wikipedia)
the third oldest (authenticated) supecentenarian:
Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880-1998)
the oldest (authenticated) supecentenarian:
Sarah Knauss (1880-1999)
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