|Birth:||28 February 1911|
West Virginia, USA
|Age:||110 years, 108 days|
Herlda Senhouse was born in West Virginia, USA on 28 February 1911. At age 16, Senhouse moved to Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, to an aunt's house. In 1931, she became the first in her family to graduate high school.
Later in her life, Senhouse founded what was Boston's Clique Club, a social club of dancers and musicians to help educate Black students. She helped countless Black students pay for everything from books to college tuition.
On her 110th birthday she could recall events from her childhood, including the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. When asked for her secret to long life, Senhouse said "do your best to resolve issues, but if you can't fix it, forget it, let it go – that's how you get through life. Limit the stress."
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