Dr. Olivia Hooker and the Tulsa Race Riots

by Robin Shannon
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A street in Tulsa Oklahoma after the Race Riot of 1921
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One Professor's Contribution to the Women’s and Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Olivia Hooker talks about surviving The Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot of 1921 and becoming the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War 2.

We also hear from Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins who proposed and helped pass a legislative resolution in the New York State Senate honoring Dr. Hooker for her achievements and contributions to both the women’s and the civil rights movements. 

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