Dr. Hooker Laid to Rest

Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Olivia Hooker
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The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors. A funeral was held Wednesday in White Plains, New York, for Olivia Hooker. The Coast Guard says Hooker enlisted in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve in1945 and rose to the rank of yeoman second class before her discharge in 1946. Hooker also survived the 1921 race riot that destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood.