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After surviving one of the most horrific acts of racialized violence in U. Coast Guard, Olivia Hooker passed away last week at the age of Hooker was one of the last survivors of the Tulsa Race Riotsa brutal massacre that decimated a successful African American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street.
During the attack, a mob of angry white men set the community ablaze, killing hundreds of black residents and leaving thousands more homeless. Hooker was six years old when the group of torch-carriers destroyed her family home. During the riots, Tulsa police and government agents reportedly provided firearms and ammunition to the white citizens, in addition to participating in the violence themselves.
They moved out of Oklahoma and inshe became the first African American admitted to the U. She, however, remained committed to fighting for justice and reparations for the survivors and descendants of the massacre.
Inshe ed the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and inshe participated in a class action lawsuit against the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma. The U. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in According to her goddaughter, Janis Porter, Hooker died Nov. Primary Menu.
Search for: Search. Olivia Hooker in Wikimedia Commons. She is also the founder and co-host of "Be Heard Talk," a political podcast that adds a sprinkle of trap music, Beyonce, and flavor to unseasoned news.Black women in Oliva
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