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

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First Posted: 02/17/2012 1:15 pm Updated: 02/17/2012 1:15 pm

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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