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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mob violence, government sanctioned with no redress, was a life-defining moment for Dr. Olivia Hooker.
WCBS 880’s Jane Tillman Irving met with the retired Forham University professor last weekend, just a few days before her 100th birthday.
She remembered 1921, when a white mob destroyed the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma — a black business district where her father owned a department store.