Olivia Juliette Hooker (1915 - 2018)
Olivia Juliette Hooker (February 12, 1915 – November 21, 2018) was an American psychologist and professor. She was one of the last known survivors of the Tulsa race massacre of 1921. After the riots, her family moved to Topeka, Kansas, and then to Columbus, Ohio, where she earned her bachelor of arts in 1937 from The Ohio State University and taught third grade. Hooker was the first African-American woman to enter the U.S. Coast Guard in February 1945. In 1947, she received her master's degree from the Teachers College of Columbia University, and in 1961 she earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester, and was a clinical psychology professor at Fordham University.
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