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Virginia McLaurin celebrates 108th birthday

CELEBRATION: Virginia McLaurin with Harlem Globetrotters teammates

VIRGINIA MCLAURIN first made headlines when she was seen dancing it up with President Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House during Black History Month.

Now, the centenarian celebrated her 108th birthday by hanging out with the Harlem Globetrotters, and showing them her basketball skills.

The celebration took place at the LAMB Public Charter School in Washington, D.C where she met the players, and hung out with the first ever female Globetrotter, Hoops Green.

“It’s beautiful for them to play together,” McLaurin said. “When I came along, you couldn’t play with boys, even in school.”

In honour of McLaurin’s birthday, the Globetrotters who are scheduled to play this Saturday (March 18) even gave out 108 tickets to fans.

Virginia McLaurin was born in 1910 under the Howard Taft administration. She married at 14, but widowed three years later and never remarried.

For the majority of her life, McLaurin worked as a seamstress, nanny or housekeeper, and has lived through two World Wars, Jim Crow and 19 American presidents.

Watch Ms McLaurin's meeting with Hoops Green below:

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