Daisey Bailey

*Everyone in America (and quite possibly the world) would have benefitted from getting a chance to hear a living griot.  Not that Ms. Daisey Bailey was an official griot, but surely with being 113 years and 342 days old, there was a story to tell.  She’s a Detroiter, but according to AOL News, she was born March 30, 1896, in Tennessee.

There’s not much information given on her history as of yet, but AOL News reported that she would “carry wood on her shoulders” to do her part to help warm their home. (more…)