Dr. Olivia Hooker, 96, Honored For Decades Of Civil Rights Pioneering

02/17/2012 01:15 pm ET
  • White Plains Patch

An angry mob of white men charged into her house while her mother was cooking breakfast. They robbed the house and tossed out the freshly made meal after burning down a clothesline where her doll clothes hung. Dr. Olivia Hooker first experienced discrimination at the age of 6, while hiding under a table with her siblings for of fear of being shot.

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