Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Survivor of Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 Reflects on Her Experience
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 10:27

HookerOlivia copyOver 100 Manhattanville students, joined by members of the community and by members of the American Psychological Association filled the Ophir Room in Reid Hall, on October 20, 2011, to listen to Dr. Olivia Hooker, a distinguished psychologist and social activist, share and reflect upon her experiences as a young girl in Tulsa, OK during the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921.

The Tulsa Race Riots are considered the most violent of all the race riots in this country's history.The Tulsa Race Riots are considered the most violent of all the race riots in this country's history.

Dr. Hooker was the first African-American woman to be enlisted in the US Coast Guard, a school psychologist who worked in a variety of settings, including the Albion Correctional Facility, the Kennedy Child Study Center, and the Fred Keller School; and a psychology professor at Fordham University for 22 years (1963–1985).