At the beginning of the 20th century, four small African American girls began their lives in the same Southwest neighborhood of Washington DC. They played together, faced the same challenges growing up in a still segregated society, grew up to marry and start families and sustained their friendships through life’s pleasures and perils. What they never anticipated, and still find astonishing, is that from girlhood to great-grandmother status, these women have all reached the age of 100 together. It’s a story of both personal and American history, and it’s a wonder to behold. Read their story Here.